Harris Williams advises Valley Proteins, Inc. on its pending sale to Darling Ingredients Inc.


RICHMOND, Virginia – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Harris Williams, a global investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, announces that it is advising Valley Proteins, Inc. (Valley Proteins) on its ongoing sale to Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR; Darling). Valley Proteins is a leader in the recovery, rendering and recycling of animal by-products and used cooking oils from the food industry to create sustainable solutions for animal feed, pet food and renewable fuels. The transaction is led by Harris Williams Business Services Group and Consumer Group, including Ryan Freeman, Derek Lewis, Bernardo Villar and Christian Brumbaugh.

“Valley Proteins’ leadership in the fast growing poultry segment, its critical role in the protein supply chain, and the continued centuries-old shift towards more environmentally friendly solutions position the company to continue to grow. as a key supplier to many leading producers in the protein and renewable fuel segments, ”said Ryan Freeman, Managing Director of Harris Williams. “The business is well established and we are excited to see how the business will continue to thrive under Darling ownership.

Valley Proteins is a leading independent manufacturer and recycler of inedible animal by-products and used cooking oils used to create renewable resources for quality product development in various end markets. For more than 70 years, Valley Proteins has provided invaluable service to global economies and the environment. With its core competencies in rendering and recycling, the company sets the standard in creating valuable products from renewable resources. Headquartered in Winchester, Virginia, the company employs 1,900 people and operates a fleet of 550 vehicles at 18 production sites in 12 states.

Darling is one of the world’s leading producers of organic ingredients, generating a wide range of sustainable protein and fat products while being one of the largest producers of clean and renewable energy. With operations on five continents, Darling collects waste streams from the food industry, reusing them into specialty ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen, edible and edible fats, animal protein and meal, plasma, food ingredients. pet food, fuel raw materials and green food. bioenergy. Darling was named one of the 50 leaders in sustainability and climate in 2021 by TBD Media Group. The company sells its ingredients worldwide and strives to strengthen its promise for a better future, creating product applications for health, nutrients and bioenergy while optimizing its services to the food chain. Darling is a 50% joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), the largest renewable diesel maker in North America, whose products reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 85% by compared to fossil fuels. Darling is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Harris Williams, an investment bank specializing in M&A advisory services, advocates for sellers and buyers of companies around the world through critical stages and provides sound advice throughout the life of their businesses . By collaborating as a single company across industry groups and geographies, the company helps its clients achieve results that support their goals and strategically create value. Harris Williams is committed to excellence in execution and to building lasting and valued relationships based on mutual trust. Harris Williams is a subsidiary of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC).

The Harris Williams Business Services Group has experience advising companies that provide a range of commercial, industrial and professional services. For more information on the company’s business services group and other recent transactions, visit the business services group section of the Harris Williams website.

The Harris Williams Consumer Group has transactions in various verticals, including branded consumer products; consumer services; food, beverages and agro-industries; and foodservice and retail. For more information on the Harris Williams Consumer Group and recent transactions, visit the Consumer Group section of the Harris Williams website.

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