Valeo Foods acquires Italian bakery producer Dal Colle

Pictured: Ronald Kers of Valeo Foods Group (Photo by Dave Warren/Picture Team)

Dal Colle's offerings are available in 35 countries worldwide with more than 180 products



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30 May 2024

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Valeo Foods Group (“Valeo Foods” or “The Group”), has completed the process to acquire assets of a renowned Italian producer of high-quality bakery products, Dal Colle.

With a history and heritage dating back 120 years, Dal Colle produces a range of bakery products, sweet treats and snacks for every occasion including Pandori, Panettoni and Croissants. Its range of approximately 180 products is currently sold in more than 35 countries around the world.

Dal Colle provides a highly complementary addition to Valeo’s expanding Italian platform and operations, built on its initial acquisition of Balconi in 2015 and the subsequent acquisitions of Val D’Enza in 2017 and IDP Pattini in 2023. 

Valeo Foods portfolio

With revenues in excess of €1.5 billion, the Valeo Foods portfolio includes more than 80 brands enjoyed by customers in more than 106 countries around the world including Balconi, Carstens, Jacobs, Barrat, Fox’s Mints, Taveners, Poppets, Rowse Honey and Maple Crest. The Group employs more than 4,500 people across 30 manufacturing facilities and offices in the UK, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Canada. Valeo Foods Group is owned by leading global investment firm Bain Capital.

Ronald Kers, chief executive officer, Valeo Foods Group, said: “Dal Colle is a fantastic addition to the Valeo Foods portfolio which already boasts many of Europe’s finest and most established brands, with deep heritage and connections with consumers. On a commercial level it diversifies and strengthens our product offering and completes our range of quality confectionary and sweet treats in this market, ranging from iconic sponge cakes to wafers and biscuits. It also adds considerable new manufacturing and logistical capabilities to our Italian platform, which will support our growth ambitions in Italy and across Europe.”

Alberto Alfieri, chief executive officer, Valeo Foods Italy & president of Balconi Spa, said: “We have long admired Dal Colle who share our passion for delivering high-quality products to consumers and their heritage range and operational footprint are highly complementary to Valeo Foods Italy and the Balconi business. We very much look forward to welcoming close to 90 new colleagues to our team and work with them to accelerate the growth of our enlarged Italian business.”

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