La Pizza+1 is the third add-on concluded by Valpizza, with Aksìa Capital V fund, after last November’s
acquisition of Megic Pizza, leader in the manufacturing of modified atmosphere (ATM) chilled pizzas, and the acquisition a few days ago of C&D, a leading company active in the production of finger food and single-
portion frozen specialities.
Founded in 1996 by Sante Ludovico and based in Gariga di Podenzano (Piacenza), La Pizza+1 carefully selects
premium ingredients for its products. Company items range includes, from traditional to organic, pizzas,
pinsas and focaccias both for retail market and professional use. Leader in the domestic market, thanks to its
strong relationships with main Mass Market Retailers and Food Service players, the company started
expanding internationally, supported by the optimisation of production processes.
Marco Setti, CEO of Valpizza commented: “This is a relevant acquisition with significant strategic potential
for the Valpizza family adding another important milestone to its growth path. We are proud to team up with
a leading player like La Pizza+1, which over the years had been able to innovate both in terms of product and
process, achieving results that will contribute to the success of the Group”.
Valpizza continues broadening product portfolio with a transaction
that strengthens company’s leadership in deep-frozen
finger food specialties and single-serve products sector.
With C&D acquisition, Valpizza continues pursuing the expansion strategy begun with the entry into the
company of Aksìa in July 2020, as well as consolidating its positioning into Italian and international markets
by expanding its portfolio with top-quality products that combine Mediterranean food tradition with modern food habits.
A family-run business, founded in 1993 in Capurso, Bari, by the Carbonara family – which has reinvested in
the Group – C&D offers a wide range of frozen deep-fried products, finger food and single-serve snacks for
Retail, Food Service and Street Food markets. C&D’s product portfolio includes panzerotti, calzoni, mini hot
dogs and other deep-fried frozen specialties, ready in few minutes, that are result of an accurate ingredients
selection. The company grew in recent years thanks to important partnerships with international players in
Food Service and Retail.
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