Press Release

Mesirow Advises Valley View Pork on its Sale to Bowman Family Holdings

  • Valley View Pork is a family-owned producer focused on swine genetics and pork for consumption

  • New ownership plans to further invest in production infrastructure and leverage capabilities to execute on a variety of strategic growth initiatives

  • Highlights the firm’s expertise and relationships throughout the food value chain

CHICAGO, July 6, 2021 – Mesirow acted as exclusive financial advisor to Valley View Pork, LLC (“VVP” or the “Company”) on the sale of certain of the Company’s assets (the “Business”) to Bowman Family Holdings, Inc. (“Bowman” or “BFH”), a family-owned and operated investment firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Headquartered in Allendale, Michigan, VVP is a leading gilt multiplier and commercial pork producer, providing high-quality breeding stock and pork for consumption to producers, consumer-focused protein processors and large-scale integrators. The Company operates a 5,000 acre, fully-integrated production ecosystem and boasts an industry-wide reputation for quality, high animal-welfare standards and productive livestock performance. Through its new ownership, BFH plans to further invest in the Business’s production infrastructure and capabilities, and execute on a variety of existing and new strategic growth initiatives.

VVP member, Terry TenBrink commented, “Mesirow was instrumental in marketing the Business and finding the ideal partner to leverage our strategic market position and realize continued growth. Mesirow’s industry-focused team provided effective guidance and execution throughout the entire process, resulting in a successful outcome for our members.”

“It was a privilege to represent Valley View Pork in this important sale process,” said Paul Mariani, Managing Director of Mesirow Investment Banking. “The Company has established itself as an integral player within the US pork value chain and we believe BFH is an ideal strategic partner to accelerate the growth of the Business.”

The transaction represents another successful assignment completed by Mesirow Investment Banking and highlights the firm’s expertise within the food, beverage and agribusiness industry. Committed to leveraging extensive sector-specific expertise across industry groups and nurturing deep longstanding relationships, Mesirow has a proven track record of completing highly tailored, complex and successful transactions on behalf of its clients.

About Mesirow
Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago with offices around the world, we serve clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our culture. To learn more, visit mesirow.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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About Valley View Pork
Valley View Pork, LLC is an Allendale, Michigan-based, family-owned and operated business founded in 1996. The Company focuses on swine genetics and livestock production for human consumption and built its reputation through a strong commitment to animal welfare, strict bio-security standards, food safety and environmental stewardship. The Company’s dedicated employees and contract growers produce more than 230,000 head per annum, including breeding stock for major producers and integrators throughout the US. Learn more at valleyviewpork.com.

Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any Mesirow investment vehicle(s). Mesirow Financial, Inc. is not affiliated with Valley View Pork, Bowman Family Holdings, or their affiliates. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Mesirow refers to Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. and its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. Securities offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc. member FINRA, SIPC.

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