Above Food Corp.’s Acquisition of Northern Quinoa Production Corp.

Cassels acted as counsel for NorQuin on the deal.

Above Food Corp., a first-of-its-kind, vertically integrated, plant-based food company, announced the acquisition of Northern Quinoa Production Corp. (NorQuin), a vertically integrated producer of quinoa.

As North America’s largest supplier of quinoa, the acquisition will add a scaled portfolio of specialty ingredients capabilities and customers alongside a growing CPG business to the Above Food platform.

In addition to the specialty ingredient portfolio, NorQuin will add a robust range of value-added quinoa products to Above Food’s CPG division, which are already sold across North America in natural, mass, and club retailers like Harris Teeter, Walmart, and Costco.

NorQuin is the leading quinoa producer in the world, with a state-of-the-art production facility, supplying specialty ingredients and finished products to the world’s largest food companies. 

Founded in Canada by food production ecosystem veterans and visionary co-founders, Lionel Kambeitz, Donato Sferra, Tyler West, and Martin Williams, Above Food’s vision is to create a healthier world — one seed, one field, and one bite at a time.

The Cassels’ team was led by Partner Andrew Dilts (Picture) and included Elissa Chamberlain, Tera Li Parizeau, Marco Ciarlariello, Eve Wong, Paulina Seo, Tiffany Konechny and Tammy Yard. 

Involved fees earner: Elissa Chamberlain – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Marco Ciarlariello – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Andrew Dilts – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Tera Li Parizeau – Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;

Law Firms: Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;

Clients: NorQuin;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano