Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) has announced that The Zidian Group, operating as Summer Garden Food Manufacturing, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Lassonde Industries Inc. Summer Garden, based in Boardman, Ohio, operates a Green LEED-certified manufacturing facility and offers a wide range of premium sauces and shelf-stable products. This acquisition enhances Lassonde’s presence in the North American specialty food market, particularly in branded and private label sectors. The Zidian Group’s owned brands include G Hughes Sugar Free, Little Italy in the Bronx, and Gia Russa, which are sold in over 20,000 retail outlets. The transaction helps Lassonde expand its product offerings and manufacturing capabilities, aligning its culture and values with those of Summer Garden. BGL served as the exclusive financial advisor to The Zidian Group, with their Food & Beverage team bringing deep sector knowledge to the transaction.

Food & Beverage, Mergers & Acquisitions,United States, Canada, North America