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Pineridge Group

Pineridge Group is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to helping Canadian consumer goods companies - and related U.S. companies - realize their full potential in the North American market. 

Three Partners

Pineridge was established in 2004 by three partners:

  • Swander Pace Capital, a leading North American private equity group specializing in food and consumer goods,
  • Roynat Capital, the merchant banking division of Scotiabank, and
  • Roger Dickhout, Pineridge CEO and former CEO of Canada Bread and partner of management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

With the expansion of its portfolio beyond food manufacturing and into the broader consumer products segment in 2010, Pineridge Foods became Pineridge Group.

Track Record

From the time of its inception until 2017 Pineridge acquired nine companies with combined sales of close to $500 million and over 1500 employees. In late 2010 Pineridge and its partners sold the companies in the dairy and natural foods platform - Liberté Brand Products and Liberté Natural Foods. As the owner of Liberté for over six years, Pineridge demonstrated its ability to manage and build strong, rapidly growing companies and to create value for all stakeholders.

In April 2014 Pineridge Bakery – our baking platform that was built on the acquisition of Gourmet Baker Inc. and Oakrun Farm Bakery Ltd. in 2007 – was sold to ARYZTA AG. Over the course of seven years Pineridge Group integrated the operations of the two acquired companies and created a North American leader in the specialty baked goods segment.

In July 2017 Lavo Inc. - the leading independent manufacturer and marketer of laundry and cleaning products in Canada - was sold to KIK Custom Products Inc. Over the course of eight years with Pineridge Group, Lavo continued to build its market leading position in branded biodegradeable laundry and cleaning products in Quebec and significantly grew its presence nationally. In 2016 Lavo acquired the Arctic Power brand in Canada and further bolstered its position in the laundry category.

Pineridge continues to look for innovative, customer-driven consumer goods companies that are market leaders in Canada and North America. We believe that our decentralized structure and the key philosophies that define the way we do business make Pineridge an ideal partner for the best and most exciting companies in the consumer goods sector.

Key Philosophies

  • Align with customers to drive growth
  • Innovate
  • Operate in a decentralized, entrepreneurial and accountable structure
  • Act with speed and demonstrate a relentless drive for improved performance
  • Create a high performance, collaborative and caring culture
  • Do well by doing good