BB&T Capital Markets Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Hill & Valley in its Sale to J&J Snack Foods

Transaction Summary

On December 30, 2016, Hill & Valley Inc. (“Hill & Valley”), a portfolio company of Quilvest Private Equity, was acquired by J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF). BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Hill & Valley.

About the Companies

Hill & Valley is a manufacturer of a variety of pre-baked cakes, cookies, pies, muffins and other desserts to retail in-store bakeries. Hill & Valley is the leading brand of sugar-free and no sugar added pre-baked in-store bakery items. Additionally, Hill & Valley sustains strategic private labeling partnerships with retailers nationwide.

Quilvest Private Equity is the private equity arm of the Quilvest Group, a leading, global, independent wealth manager and private equity investor, with a presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

J&J Snack Foods Corp. is a leader and innovator in the snack food industry, providing nutritional and affordable branded niche snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets. Manufactured and distributed nationwide, its principal products include SUPERPRETZEL, BAVARIAN BAKERY and other soft pretzels, ICEE and SLUSH PUPPIE frozen beverages, LUIGI’S, MINUTE MAID frozen juice bars and ices, WHOLE FRUIT sorbet and frozen fruit bars, MARY B’S biscuits and dumplings, DADDY RAY’S fig and fruit bars, TIO PEPE’S, CALIFORNIA CHURROS and OREO Churros, PATIO Burritos and other handheld sandwiches, THE FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY funnel cakes, and several cookie brands within COUNTRY HOME BAKERS.

Food & Agribusiness

BB&T Capital Markets assists middle market clients across all sectors of the Food & Agribusiness industry. We have established relationships with a wide range of public and private food companies, private equity investors, and other industry participants. As full-service platform, we provide M&A advisory, equity underwriting, debt capital markets, corporate banking, sales and trading, and private capital raising services. Our nationally recognized industry expertise, combined with our best-in-class transaction execution, enables us to maximize outcomes for our corporate and private equity clients.

About BB&T Capital Markets

BB&T Capital Markets offers an integrated platform of equity and debt underwriting, M&A advisory, corporate banking, and sales and trading. Headquartered in Richmond, VA, with offices throughout the US, we have specific expertise within 10 distinct industry verticals including Automotive Aftermarket; Commercial & Industrial; Education; Energy; Financial Services; Food & Agribusiness; Healthcare; Logistics & Transportation Services; Real Estate; and Retail & Consumer. Our commitment to industry expertise, combined with our resources as one of the nation's strongest financial institutions, strategically positions BB&T Capital Markets to build lasting relationships and contribute measurably to the long-term success of our clients.

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