Sigma Alimentos to Acquire a Majority Stake in Los Altos Foods

Sigma Alimentos, a company dedicated to producing, marketing, and distributing quality branded foods, announced that it reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Los Altos Foods, a Hispanic Cheese and Cream producer in the United States. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Los Altos Foods is a world-class producer of authentic Mexican cheese products positioned for the multicultural North American consumer market.

The company has a solid track record of more than 24 years of operations, during which it has built the successful Los Altos brand. The company operates one plant near Los Angeles, California, providing jobs for more than 260 employees.

With the transaction, Sigma Alimentos reported it became the majority owner of Los Altos. As a reference, Los Altos generates approximately $100 million in annual revenue.

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“This transaction is aligned with Sigma’s strategy and will allow us to continue growing the Core business by strengthening our position in a rapidly growing market, gaining space in mainstream consumption. We are excited to welcome Los Altos, a great Hispanic cheese brand, to our portfolio,” said Rodrigo Fernández, Sigma’s CEO.

Sigma Alimentos to Expand Production on the West Coast

“I’m confident that the sum of Los Altos and Sigma will allow us better to satisfy the needs of our customers and consumers. This transaction also enhances our existing network with production capacity on the West Coast,” Fernández added.

With the transaction, Sigma Alimentos acquires its first plant on the West Coast.

For his part, Jesús Lobo, CEO of Sigma U.S., said: “Today, Sigma takes another step to expand its presence in the U.S. and continue increasing capacity in the Hispanic dairy market. We look forward to welcoming all Los Altos employees to Sigma and embarking on a new journey together.”

Sigma Alimentos is a leading multinational food company operating in 18 countries throughout North and South America and Europe.

The company produces, commercializes, and distributes quality branded foods, including packaged meats, cheese, yogurts, plant-based and other refrigerated and frozen foods.

Sigma’s diversified portfolio includes over 100 brands spanning different categories and market segments, such as FUD, Campofrio, Bar-S, San Rafael, Aoste, La Villita, Fiorucci, Chimex, Navidul, Justin Bridou, and Sosua, to name a few.