Alantra advised the founders of Hilcona Group on the sale of their remaining 49% stake to Bell Food Group

SECTORFood & Beverage


May 2017
Sell-side advisory

Alantra advised the Toni Hilti Family Trust on the sale of its remaining 49% stake in Hilcona to listed Bell Food Group. This way, Bell Food Group becomes sole owner of Hilcona.

Hilcona is the market leader for fresh convenience foods in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and has approximately 2’500 employees. In 2016, the company generated revenues well in excess of €500m.

Bell Food Group is one of the leading processors of meat and convenience products in Europe. With the brands Bell, Hilcona and Eisberg, the Group meets a diversity of customer needs. Its customers include the retail trade as well as the food service sector and the food processing industry. The company has around 9’500 employees generating €3.2bn of annual revenues.

Hilcona has developed very well and considerably expanded its productivity in the years since the beginning of the cooperation between Bell and THF. The new ownership structure allows for a simplified management organization and lays the foundation for further expansion and growth.

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