Kilmer Capital Partners sells Give and Go(R) Prepared Foods

    TORONTO, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - Kilmer Capital Partners Limited ("KCP") is
pleased to announce the sale of Give and Go(R) Prepared Foods Corp., the North
American market leader in premium indulgent thaw-and-serve sweet baked goods.
The company is best known for its Two-Bite(R) Brownie and other high quality
bakery products sold under the Two Bite(R) brand.
    Give and Go(R) is the market leader in the attractive in-store bakery
industry. Working in conjunction with Give and Go's(R) management team, Kilmer
has grown the company rapidly under its ownership, creating an outstanding
portfolio of premium products. "Give and Go(R) truly is an outstanding
Canadian success story with many, many more years of successful growth ahead
of it," said Anthony Sigel, President and Managing Partner of Kilmer Capital
Partners, "We are extremely proud to have played a role in building Give and
Go(R) into the market leader that it is today."
    Kilmer has sold Give and Go(R) to OMERS Capital Partners ("OCP") the
private equity arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System
("OMERS"), one of Canada's largest pension funds. "We are truly delighted to
have OMERS as our partner. We look forward to working with OCP to execute our
strategic plan and continue to grow the business. Both our employees and
customers will benefit from this new long term relationship", said Joel Flatt,
President of Give and Go(R).
    Merrill Lynch acted as the lead financial advisor and BMO Nesbitt Burns
served as a co-advisor to Give and Go(R) and Kilmer Capital Partners.

    About Give and Go(R) Prepared Foods

    Give and Go(R), founded in 1989, is a provider of differentiated
thaw-and-serve sweet baked goods throughout North America, with a broad line
of portion-controlled products. The company operates out of two adjacent
plants in Toronto, Canada and develops, manufactures and markets 12 categories
of thaw-and-serve baked goods products to grocery store chains, discount/club
store chains, foodservice operators and convenience stores. Give and Go(R)
primarily markets its products under its Two-Bite(R) brand and also offers the
Homestyle(R) and Caterer's Secret(TM) brands. For more information, visit

    About Kilmer Capital Partners Limited

    Kilmer Capital Partners is a private equity investment fund run by
experienced investors and business operators dedicated to building preeminent
companies in partnership with management. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada
with offices also in Montreal, Canada, Kilmer Capital is sponsored by its
Chairman, Larry Tanenbaum and manages capital on behalf of many of Canada's
largest financial institutions. Since forming its private equity business in
1994, Kilmer has generated exceptional returns for its investors across a wide
range of industries within Canada. Additional information can be found at:

For further information:

For further information: Anthony Sigel, President and Managing Partner,
Kilmer Capital Partners Limited, (416) 635-6100

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