Both companies have certified substantial compliance with the Request for Additional Information and Documentary Materials issued by the FTC.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

February 14, 2024

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Campbell's and Sovos Brands move forward on acquisition
The necessary 30-day waiting period after certification ends March 11, 2024.Image courtesy of David McNew / Staff, Getty Images

Campbell Soup Co. and Sovos Brands Inc. have certified substantial compliance with the Request for Additional Information and Documentary Materials (“Second Request”) issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding Campbell’s proposed acquisition of Sovos Brands.

“We’re excited to be one step closer to completing the acquisition and welcoming the talented Sovos Brands employees to Campbell’s team,” said Campbell’s president and CEO Mark Clouse. “The Sovos Brands portfolio strengthens our Meals & Beverages division, and paired with our fast-growing Snacks division, will create one of the best portfolios in the industry and make Campbell one of the most dependable, growth-oriented names in food.”

The certification of substantial compliance triggers the start of a 30-day waiting period expected to expire March 11, 2024, after which the sale can be finalized. Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, the companies expect to complete the transaction within days of the expiration date.

“We are delighted to reach this critically important milestone in the completion of the acquisition. We remain highly confident in Campbell’s ability to continue bringing our products to more households and further building on our track record as one of the fastest growing food companies of scale in the United States,” commented Todd Lachman, founder and CEO of Sovos Brands.

The announcement of Campbell Soup's acquisition of Sovos Brands for $2.7 billion first came out last August. Sovos Brands produces Michael Angelo's and Rao's pasta sauces, Noosa yogurt, and other products.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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