ICR Inc. handles Fortune International as it acquires D’Artagnan, a leader in the “farm-to-table” movement, in a deal pegged in the $100M range.
Union, NJ-based D’Artagnan distributes free-range meat and all-natural poultry, foie gras, mushrooms and truffles to high-end restaurants and retailers. It has 260 workers.
It has developed a network of independent farmers and ranchers who must abide by its quality and conscientiously-raided meat standards.
Fortune International is the parent company of Fortune Fish & Gourmet food distributor that serves white-tablecloth restaurants, private clubs, hotels and gourmet shops. It has more than 10,000 customers in the southeastern US.
The deal expands Fortune’s footprint to the northeast and combines its strength in seafood with D’Artagnan’s free-range meat products.
ICR’s Doug Donaksy and Joe Crisci handle Fortune.