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Squarefield acted as exclusive financial advisor to Scholtus Group Holding in relation to the acquisition of Big Creek Food LLC

Scholtus Group Holding via its US entity Scholtus Petcare Inc (“Scholtus”) acquired Big Creek Foods LLC (“Big Creek Foods”) to expand its geographical presence and to have local production capacity in the United States. Squarefield acted as exclusive financial advisor to Scholtus on this transaction.

Over the last years Scholtus invested heavily in the expansion of the production capacity of soft chews, functional supplements, training treats, extruded treats and meat snacks in the Netherlands. Scholtus also obtained export permits to export to the USA but decided to pursue a production facility in the USA at the same time. “We are very impressed by the passionate team and the quality of the products at Big Creek Foods. We are excited to work together. The acquisition of Big Creek Foods significantly strengthens Scholtus’ business and facilitates the next stage of expansion of both firms by stepping up the pace for new product introductions and accelerating the expansion in new distribution channels both in the USA as well as in Europe”, says Jan Smulders, MD of Scholtus.

Scholtus Petcare Inc.

Started in 1981, Scholtus has a long track record in working closely with leading retailers to attract and retain consumers with a unique offering in pet treats. Scholtus offers truly customized solutions, not only in packaging but also in product composition and appearance, to help retailers differentiate in their market. The company has been rewarded with long-lasting relationships with its customers in the retail in Europe, being in grocery, discount, pet specialty or on internet. Scholtus holds both BRC8 and IFS7 certificates at the highest level.

“We are very pleased with the support provided by Squarefield in relation to the acquisition of Big Creek. The added value of a specialised team became more and more evident in the course of this acquisition.”

Jan Smulders – MD of Scholtus

Big Creek Foods LLC

Big Creek Foods is a family-owned company founded by Jeff and Tommy Gay in 2013. Big Creek Foods strives daily to provide innovative, premium pet treats that are made from only the finest ingredients and produced under strict FDA food safety guidelines in one of the industry’s most modern plants. Big Creek Foods is committed to establishing a world-class reputation as an exceptionally well-run, highly ethical company that provides pet parents with the highest quality, safest food and treats.