Palladium Equity Partners has invested an undisclosed amount in Del Real Foods, a maker of Hispanic food products sold in the Western U.S. The investment will be used to help expand the target’s refrigerated product line and geographic reach.

Mira Loma, California-based Del Real is a maker and distributor of packaged Mexican meals for restaurants, food chains, along with grocery and convenience stores. Del Real, founded by the Cardenas family in 2002, uses preservative-free ingredients to produce proteins including: carnitas, barbacoa, rice and bean dishes, tamales, and salsa.

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