August, 15, 2016 – Chicago, IL – LaSalle Capital (“LaSalle”) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Westminster Foods II, LLC (“Westminster” or the “Company”), has acquired H. Fox & Co. Inc. (“Fox”). The acquisition of Fox broadens Westminster’s existing sauce, syrup and condiment business including Gold’s horseradish based sauces and Nathan’s mustard lines. The Fox’s line will be offered under the Gold’s Pure Foods umbrella of products.
Fox, based in Brooklyn, NY, was founded in 1895 by Herman Fox and is a manufacturer of chocolate and flavored syrups sold through retail and foodservice channels under the Fox’s and “Fox’s U-bet” brands. In 1904 Fox created its original formula for Chocolate syrup used in “Egg Creams”, the ubiquitous New York drink, synonymous with Fox’s.
Westminster’s Chief Executive Officer, Bob Abramowitz, stated, “We’re very happy to add Fox to our growing sauces and syrup portfolio. Like Gold’s horseradish, Westminster Crackers and Lucy’s snacks, the Fox brand is well known for premium quality and authenticity”. “We will continue to offer all the Fox’s products under the Fox name.”