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Potato dehy manufacturer Idaho Pacific sold to Arlon Group

Idaho Pacific is a manufacturer of dehydrated potato products such as potato flakes (shown) with production locations in Canada and the United States

NOVACAP, a Canadian leader in private equity, announced today that they have sold Idaho Pacific, a company specializing in dehydrated potato products (“IPH”) to Arlon Group (“Arlon”), a food and agriculture investment firm with a global network that supports investments across the entire food supply chain in the Americas.

Idaho Pacific has been a portfolio company of the NOVACAP Industries III fund since May 2011.

Domenic Mancini, Senior Partner at NOVACAP:

“From our acquisition of IPH in 2011 and the value creating investments that followed, NOVACAP, along with the management team, have built IPH into a major player in the dehydrated potato sector.”

Antoine Casimir, Vice-President at NOVACAP:

“It has been a pleasure partnering with the management team and all of the IPH employees over the last five years and I am confident that the transaction with Arlon will allow IPH to take its business to the next level in the North-American market.”

About Idaho Pacific

Idaho Pacific is a leading producer of dehydrated potato products for the foodservice, industrial and export channels and is recognized as one of the premier potato dehydration companies in the industry.

The company provides its global customer base with key ingredients for a variety of applications, including salty snacks, mashed potatoes and bakery products.

Idaho Pacific is headquartered in Ririe, Idaho and operates production facilities in Idaho, Colorado and Prince Edward Island. For more information, please visit

About Novacap

With assets under management of over $1.6 billion, NOVACAP has consistently been recognized as one of the leading private equity firms in Canada since 1981. Its unique collaborative approach with entrepreneurs, based on deep operational expertise and active management of its investment, has helped accelerate growth and maximize value of more than 85 companies across North America.

NOVACAP’s culture is based on creating long-term value through an investment philosophy focused on discipline and growth. With an experienced management team and substantial financial resources, NOVACAP is well positioned to continue building world-class companies.

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