Case Study

Michael's Finer Meats
Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Consumer & Retail; Distribution & Supply Chain Management
Leading Midwestern supplier of center-of-the-plate meats and seafood to premium restaurants, country clubs, high-end hotels, caterers and casinos.
Columbus, Ohio
Sorenson Capital
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Sorenson Capital retained BlackArch Partners to run a marketing process that would find the right partner for the next stage of growth of portfolio company Michael’s Finer Meats.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch’s marketing process emphasized the company’s key geographic and product growth opportunities as well as the unique consultative approach the Michael’s sales force employs with buyers in kitchens of high-end restaurants and food service providers throughout the Midwest. Those relationships, along with the breadth, quality and consistency of the Michael’s product offering, makes the company a supplier of choice in its markets.


Michael’s Finer Meats was sold to The Chef’s Warehouse, a premier distributor of specialty food products that plans to use the Michael’s platform to extend its geographic reach from the East and West coasts to the Midwest.

“The BlackArch team has been instrumental in guiding Michael’s through two successful transactions in the past five years. BlackArch is uniquely adept at understanding and thoughtfully conveying what makes our company unique and was able to design and lead a very successful process which resulted in a strong outcome for the shareholders and a great new partner for management.”
John Bloch; CEO, Michael’s Finer Meats