Littlejohn & Co., a private investment firm based in Greenwich, Conn. has bought Lipari Foods, a food distributor and manufacturer.

Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Warren, Mich., Lipari serves over 7,500 grocers with a base of over 2,000 national supermarkets, convenience stores and other customers across the U.S. The company offers over 25,000 food products through its refrigerated distribution network. The Lipari family, management, H.I.G. Capital and Sterling Investment Partners remain minority investors in the company.

“We have long admired Lipari and have been impressed with the company’s highly differentiated business model, tenured management team, and impressive track record of growth and operational excellence,” says Tony Miranda, managing director of Littlejohn. “We are excited to partner with Thom Lipari and the rest of the management team to support Lipari’s next phase of growth.”

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP served as legal counsel to Littlejohn. Piper Sandler and Harris Williams were financial advisors to Lipari Foods and McDermott Will & Emery LLP served as legal counsel to Lipari Foods and H.I.G. Capital.