Cascadia Capital, an investment bank serving middle market clients globally, today announced it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to home-grown coffee company, Campos, in acquisition by Dutch beverages giant JDE Peet’s.
Campos Coffee, founded by Will Young in 2002, is a specialty coffee leader in Australia, available in over 600 cafés and present in multiple channels including direct-to-consumer, retail, and its own flagship cafés. Over the last 20 years, the Campos team has built a strong and growing business which complements JDE Peet’s Australian coffee division in both the out-of-home and retail segments.
With JDE Peet’s acquisition, Campos will join a range of other high-profile specialty coffee and tea brands. JDE Peet’s will manage Campos as a standalone enterprise within its portfolio with a goal to continue growing the business.
“We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved from our humble beginnings on the streets of Newtown in Sydney,” said Mr. Young. “The transaction will enable the Campos brand to further unlock its true potential. JDE Peet’s has become Australia’s leading pure-play coffee business by respecting the heritage and uniqueness of local coffee brands. We are confident that Campos can and will continue to grow under their stewardship by continuing to focus on what made us Australia’s number one specialty coffee brand – high-quality coffee and great service to our café partners.”
“JDE Peet’s was an ideal acquirer for Campos,” added Erik Einwalter, Managing Director at Cascadia Capital. “Campos is the preeminent specialty coffee brand in Australia that boasts a loyal wholesale café network and rapidly growing packaged coffee offering.”
The acquisition represents another successful transaction for Cascadia in the food and beverage sector, representing the seventh branded food and beverage deal in the last year, and its third in the coffee sector.
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