We invest in scalable branded and private label consumer packaged goods companies. We have a particularly strong interest in products selling through food, drug, mass, club, and convenience store channels.

INVESTMENT

FOCUS

TARGET

CATEGORIES:

Revenue of:
EBITDA of:

$15 Million

to

$150 Million

$2 Million

to

$15 Million

TRANSACTION TYPES
  • Buyouts and Recaps of privately held businesses

  • Growth Capital

  • Corporate Carve-Outs

  • Consolidations & Build-ups

STRUCTURE
  • Strong Preference for direct control positions

  • Open to Strategic Co-Investment  opportunities where our operational and distribution strengths add significant value

GEOGRAPHY

Domestic U.S. market focus with headquarters office located within one-hour drive of an airport with direct air service to DFW

Target Operating Profile

  • Differentiated products - preferably that are either Natural, Organic, or both. 
  • Products with Premium Positioning that allow for attractive gross margins (Branded and/or Private Label)
  • Prefer businesses that manufacture their own products in SQF certified environments, although not opposed to businesses that have their products manufactured by a third party.
  • Opportunities to create value through product line extensions, market expansions, and/or operational improvements
GUIDING PRINCIPLES & PHILOSOPHY
We take a long-term view with our investments. Our general investment horizon is five to seven years, sometimes longer. We place an emphasis on execution of a clearly defined value-creation plan, encourage management to maintain tight focus, and motivate key employees with performance-based compensation tied to common goals. Our three guiding principles are: 
FOCUS:
Our Exclusive focus on Consumer Products allows us to bring operating expertise and deep industry relationships to support our companies. We add more than just capital - we add value.
INTEGRITY:
We regard fairness, transparency, passion, and follow-through as key ingredients to success. We say what we do, and do what we say.  
RESULTS:

We partner with management in many ways to create value:

  •  Provide management with extraordinary autonomy and support them with top-flight resources - human talent, regulatory insight, customer POS data, production processes, product innovation ideation, and technological expertise among others.

  • Offer substantial analytic, strategic, financial and operating support to help implement fundamental improvements in sales, marketing, operations and financial controls.

  • Invest for growth. We provide capital for internal growth and add-on acquisitions