Diamond Foods To Acquire Kettle Foods

March 1, 2010
Kettle Foods' strong performance expected to add more than $250M in revenues and almost double Diamond's EBITDA.

Diamond Foods announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kettle Foods, makers of premium potato chips, from Lion Capital LLP for $615 million in cash.

According to a release from Diamond Foods, the company will acquire Kettle operations in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The transaction is structured as a purchase of all of the outstanding shares of a parent holding company of the U.S. and U.K. Kettle operating entities. It is expected to close by the end of Diamond's fiscal year 2010, subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approval.

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