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IK in talks over sale of Mademoiselle Desserts to the Emmi Group

IK Partners’ IK VIII Fund has entered into exclusive discussion to sell its stake in Mademoiselle Desserts, a European manufacturer of frozen pastries, to the Emmi Group. Financial terms of the proposed transaction have not been disclosed.

In partnership with IK since 2018, Mademoiselle Desserts has acquired Pâtisserie Michel Kremer in 2018; Les Délices Des 7 Vallées in 2019; Planète Gourmet in 2021; and Galana in 2023. According to a statement, these acquisitions have enabled the company’s international expansion, particularly in the US and Europe.

IK also supported the company with an operational programme centred around purchasing, site specialisation and logistics. Investments in production lines were also made to further expand the business’s capacity.

Established in 1984 and headquartered in Montigny-le-Bretonneux in France, Mademoiselle Desserts manufactures frozen pastries including mini beignets, mini muffins, choux-based pastries, tarts, flans and pastry bases. From its 12 production facilities in France, Benelux and the UK, the company serves over 900 customers in more than 45 countries, employing approximately 2,000 people.

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