Press Release
Posted August 30 2023
La Fiesta Merged with Chef Merito

RA Capital represented La Fiesta Food Products, Inc. (“La Fiesta”) in its merger with Chef Merito, a portfolio company of PNC Riverarch Capital (“PNC Riverarch”).

About La Fiesta
La Fiesta is a leading provider of spices & herbs, dried chili pods, corn husks, and other specialty products for Latin cuisine, serving customers nationwide. Headquartered in La Mirada, California, La Fiesta prides itself on offering its customers best-in-class service built on its proprietary direct store delivery network.

About Chef Merito
Chef Merito is a premier producer of spices, marinades, and seasonings for Latin cuisine, serving customers throughout its core footprint in California as well as nationwide through its expansive distribution network. Chef Merito’s offering consists of a diverse assortment of retail-ready meat seasonings, as well as custom flavor solutions for meat counters and foodservice customers.

About PNC Riverarch
PNC Riverarch is a middle-market private equity firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which invests in privately held companies in North America and Europe. The firm invests in market-leading companies where it can partner with management to accelerate growth.