Benchmark International has successfully facilitated a transaction between Illinois-based W. A. Imports and New York City-based Forever Cheese.W.A. Imports is an importer, processor, and distributor of specialty Asian food with an emphasis on Korean and Japanese Goods. The company's products can be found in a variety of restaurants, grocery, and specialty markets throughout North America. Forever Cheese, which began in 1998, imports the highest quality and unique cheeses and specialty food from the Mediterranean.
This strategic acquisition will allow both companies to scale, expand their product offerings, and utilize their existing networks to provide more food to more people.
“David was a pleasure to work with. This company received quite a lot of interest upon entering the market. We worked hard to bring him a buyer quickly, but after a few meetings, it was clear that the buyer needed to be someone in the industry. These groups came to a quick agreement, and no time was wasted moving forward. The new entity will truly be a game changer when it comes to high-end food imports." – Jonathan Blair,
Senior Associate, Benchmark International.
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