Fund II

Casa de Oro Foods, LLC

Casa De Oro FoodsOmaha, NE – The assets of Casa de Oro were acquired by Fund II and other co-investors in January 2004 from ConAgra Foods. Casa de Oro manufactures flour tortillas for food service customers in the rapidly growing Mexican food segment. The company also co-packs Mexican food products for other food-manufacturing customers. Casa de Oro’s manufacturing facility is located in Omaha, NE.

A portion of the company’s volume had historically come from retail sales of Chi-Chi’s flour tortillas and tortilla chips. The Chi-Chi’s brands were sold to Hormel Foods in October 2005. The company’s Louisville, KY, facility and business, which manufactured flour and corn tortilla products, was sold to a group of former managers in September 2008.

Plaza Belmont Fund II and the Investor Group exited the business on August 25, 2011 with the sale of assets to Gruma Corporation (Mission Foods).

Packaging Products Corporation, Inc.

Packaging Products CorporationMission, KS and Rome, GA – In August 2006, Plaza Belmont Fund II made a minority investment in a management buyout transaction of Packaging Products Corporation. Packaging Products Corporation is a flexible packaging converter for food industry customers. PPC provides surface printed materials, adhesive laminations, and extrusion laminations printed up to 8 colors. It also has patented proprietary technology to provide packaging with controlled respiration for the meat and produce industries. Corporate offices and one production plant are located in Mission, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. A second, larger facility is located in Rome, Georgia.

On June 1st, 2017, 100% of the equity interests of PPC were sold to Fisher Container Holdings, LLC.  Fisher is a portfolio company majority owned by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.

MaMa Rosa's, LLC

MaMa Rosa'sSidney, OH - An investment group led by Plaza Belmont Fund II acquired the assets of MaMa Rosa’s on October 1, 2006 from ConAgra Foods, Inc. MaMa Rosa’s is the number one brand of refrigerated pizza sold in grocery stores in the U. S. The company manufactures refrigerated pizzas under the MaMa Rosa’s, Mama Angelina’s and Our Old Italian brand names. Established in Sidney, Ohio in 1979 as Gilardi Pizza, the company was acquired by ConAgra in 1998. The plant was expanded by ConAgra in 1999 and today encompasses 158,000 square feet with three bakery and finished product lines operated by approximately 250 employees.

MaMa Rosa'sOn August 4, 2008 MaMa Rosa's Acquired Amstar Foods, Greenville, SC. Amstar manufactures cold pressed pizza crusts and frozen pizza dough balls which are sold to food service customers under the Virga & Amstar brands.

Plaza Belmont Fund II and the Investor Group exited the business on August 1, 2011 with the sale of assets to Huntsman Gay Global Capital.