Bakery manufacturer Brill--formerly known as CSM Bakery Solutions in the U.S.--is being sold to Minneapolis-based Rise Baking Company. The deal is expected to close this summer. Terms were not disclosed. This is the second major acquisition in just over a year for Rise Baking Company. Rise purchased the North American frozen bakery business of Dawn Foods in March, 2020.
Brill specializes in cakes, cookies, muffins, icings, glazes, and toppings, with a nationwide footprint and distribution network across the U.S., servicing retail bakeries and food service operators. The business employs approximately 1,500 people at sites in seven different U.S. states, each of which offers its own product and manufacturing specialties.
Rise Baking Company specializes in the production of premium cookies, decorated cakes, dessert bars, muffins, brownies, artisan breads and flatbreads and has an impressive track record of product innovation, consistently high-quality customer service, and food safety. This reputation has made Rise Baking Company a premier supplier to the in-store bakery, foodservice, and convenience channels in North America.