Food & Service Group

A leading wholesaler and logistics company for the food industry


The company was founded by the Hermesmeyer family in the 1960s and following their founder's death in 1992, has been managed by his sons, Frank and Dirk Hermesmeyer. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr (North Rhine-Westphalia - "NRW"), Hermesmeyer is a manufacturer of meat products (primarily sausages) and a wholesale distributor of items for the food industry. The business operates its own logistics fleet specialising in just-in-time delivery to small restaurants and wholesalers, mainly in NRW. The Hermesmeyer group offers a product range of approximately 2,000 food and non-food products, comprising own and third-party brands as well as private label goods.      

Initial Situation

As part of the reorganisation of the shareholder structure, Steadfast Capital Fund III, LP, has acquired a stake in Hermesmeyer group. Together with Frank Hermesmeyer, who continues to be the CEO and a shareholder in the group, Steadfast Capital will support the group's regional expansion as well as the ongoing strategic and personnel development of the company.

Corporate Development

Since the acquisition in June 2015 Steadfast Capital works closely with the management of Hermesmeyer and has supported the following projects for the company's development:

  • Expansion and professionalisation of management structures
  • Regional expansion through the acquisition of local competitors
  • Merging the companies into a group with the establishment of central functions (purchasing, finance and accounting, etc.)