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Conagra Brands to acquire Angie's Artisan Treats, LLC, Maker Of Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP® Ready-To-Eat Popcorn

Conagra Brands to acquire Angie's Artisan Treats, LLC, Maker Of Angie's® BOOMCHICKAPOP® Ready-To-Eat Popcorn

Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP ready-to-eat popcorn

September 24, 2017
Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Angie's Artisan Treats, LLC, the maker of Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP ready-to-eat popcorn, from TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG.

Financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the calendar year, subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals.

Sean Connolly, president and chief executive officer of Conagra Brands:

"Adding the Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP brand to Conagra's portfolio is another important step in our ongoing plan to modernize our portfolio and accelerate growth.”

“The Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP business is a leader in the fast-growing, better-for-you snacking segment. It will be a great complement to our growing snack business.”

“We are looking forward to working together to grow the brand and create value for our shareholders."
Mark Zurcher, chief executive officer of Angie's Artisan Treats:

"The Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP business has achieved exceptional growth through great teamwork between our team, Angie and Dan Bastian, our founders, as well as support from TPG Growth.”

“The business has thrived, but is still in the early innings of realizing its full potential. The goal from the beginning has been to make real connections with more consumers by bringing them our positive energy, bold flavors, whole grain goodness and authentic 'live out loud' attitude.”

“We are confident that the Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP business will continue to expand its reach as a part of Conagra Brands."
The Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP brand was founded by husband and wife entrepreneurs Dan and Angie Bastian in 2001.

The brand features more than a dozen varieties of ready-to-eat popcorn and is available nationwide in natural food, grocery, club, drug and mass retail outlets.

Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP has a presence in the U.S., Canada, South Korea, Peru, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Angie Bastian:

"I love Conagra's vision of being the most-energized, highest-impact culture in food. We see Conagra as a perfect fit for the Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP brand.”

“It was a dream of my husband Dan and I to create positive energy when we started our little popcorn company in our Minnesota garage.”

“We're proud of what our team has built, and can't wait to see it taken to the next level. Dream big, work hard and crush it!"
Mark Grabowski, Partner at TPG Growth:

"It's been a pleasure to work closely with the management team and founders through the company's transformation to a better-for-you snacking leader as Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP.”

“We're focused on partnering with high growth, dynamic brands that distinctly resonate with today's and tomorrow's consumer.”

“Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP is a great example of this – its commitment to great taste and authenticity has enabled it to flourish as an adored consumer brand in the better-for-you snacking space.”

“We wish them continued success with Conagra."
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Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America’s leading branded food companies. Conagra Brands is the new name for Conagra Foods after the spin-off of Lamb Weston.