NEW YORK, June 22, 2005 – Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (“BRS”) announced today the completion of the acquisition of Wilson Farms, Inc. (“Wilson Farms”). The Wilson Farms management team also participated in the transaction. Wilson Farms operates approximately 200 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms and Sugarcreek brands. The Company’s stores are located in Central and Western New York State in established metropolitan areas and surrounding suburbs. Wilson Farms’ primary products include an extensive line of grocery, frozen and dairy products as well as gasoline in select locations.
BRS is a New York based private equity investment firm with approximately $1.2 billion under management. BRS was founded in 1995 and has since invested in over 25 companies in the following industries: restaurants, consumer goods, specialty retail, recreation/leisure, apparel, home furnishings, industrial and commercial services, commercial equipment manufacturing, wholesale distribution and healthcare services. BRS makes leveraged buyout, recapitalization and growth capital investments in companies with superior management, predictable cash flow, strong market share and growth potential. All management teams of BRS companies are equity investors in their businesses.