Rupari supplies ready-to-eat ribs and other barbecue products.
Rupari Foods, headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, makes and distributes pre-cooked and sauced pork ribs and related barbecue products to food retailers and foodservice operators. Rupari’s products can be found in the refrigerated meat case and freezer under the Tony Roma’s brand and in the hot and cold sections of the deli under the Butcher’s Prime brand.
Wind Point acquired Rupari in July 2011. Wind Point’s value creation plan for Rupari includes driving growth of the popular Tony Roma’s refrigerated and frozen products and capturing the ready-to-eat market opportunity with Butcher’s Prime deli ribs. In addition, Wind Point plans to improve manufacturing efficiency and implement capacity improvements to support Rupari’s transformation into a premier branded food company.
Rupari is led by David Finch, who was most recently the CEO of Ryt-way Industries, a Wind Point portfolio company which merged with another Wind Point portfolio company, Hearthside Food Solutions, in May 2013. Prior to Ryt-way, David was Group VP of Johnsonville Sausage ($500M P&L).
Rupari is seeking strategic acquisitions that will complement its product lines. For additional information or to discuss a possible transaction, please contact Mark Burgett.