Specializing in the food industry

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The following is a representative list of transactions and clients. These companies ranged from small specialty food organizations to large grocery manufacturers with the transactions ranging in size from under $1 million to over $250 million.

Industries included: The companies listed are primarily in the food industry, however other industries are also represented such as: financial services, art, retail sales, construction and bookbinding.

International 
Company Acquired/Divested/FinancedPurchase Price (USD)
Britain’s largest petrol and automotive services credit card337.2M
South Africa's largest lessor of fleets of cars and trucks to corporations (divested)429.4M
Medium sized pharmaceutical and herb processor in Brazil293.8M
U.K.'s most successful spice, extracts and specialty food processor. Distributor of wines & beers in the United Kingdom926M
Grocery products, including a variety of meat sauces and salad dressings by the executive chef of a national known chain of steak houses2.9M
Manufacturer of dressings, dipping sauces, marinades, dips and other gourmet style items sold to specialty stores, grocery and wineries12.6M
Manufacturer of all natural and organic dressings and sauces for sale to grocery and specialty stores4.9M
Manufacturer of peanut and other kinds of brittle and candy for sale to the specialty food industry including department stores and mass merchants414K
Processor and re-bagger of nuts, dried fruit and other products for sale to retailers in all market segments450K
United States 
Largest U.S. company specializing in food products for the Hispanic market (JV)96.3M
Importer/distributor of high quality European food products including major coffee lineClient
Importer of high quality Mexican nectars (JV)23.3M
Importer of top quality Mexican hot sauces (JV)4.9M
U.S. division of multinational that specialized in importing mushrooms and mushroom products14.4M
Specialty food company featuring gourmet lines of preserves, pasta sauces, dressings, etc.14M
Largest independent line of gourmet seasonings68.1M
Major specialty coffee producer sales over $200MMClient
A fundraising company that specialized in use of high quality printed material13.1M
Major seasoning and extract processor in the Northwest49.5M
Industrial food products company with significant market share in compound flavors40.8M
Regional chain of coffee houses (N.Y.)Client
Well known manufacturer of custom loose leaf binders (handled for a friend)5.7M
Regional chain of coffee houses (NC, VA, SC, MD)Client
Oldest specialty foods distributor & processor in the U.S. featuring teas, preserves, gifts, mustards, and other gourmet products23M
Regional lines of specialty marinades and salad dressings1M
Company that produces a Southwestern line of products and a line of dry soup mixes3.5M
The third largest producer of Anglo-oriented Mexican food in the U.S.15.7M
Gourmet line of seafood soups sold grocery stores2.7M
Catalogue merchant featuring lines of gourmet spices, seasonings, and other products1.4M
Specialty food distributor & processor of preserves, tea, seasonings, and other food products35.7
National hot sauce brand sold through a catalog and to wholesalers3.7M
Gourmet candy producer in the specialty food segment of the market3.8M
Importer / distributor of ethnic foods sold in grocery and specialty food storesClient
Gourmet confectionery products sold to department and specialty stores4.7M
Frozen gourmet dessert company with products (cakes, pies, tortes) the foodservice market7.9M
Packaging company the produces decorative wraps for the food and gift industry1.9-2.5M (base + earnout)
Independent Food Service Distributor located in Mid-Atlantic US that was a competitor of a client. Depressed value (Less than net value of assets) was the result of legal issues and sellers desire to retire. TGI represented the buyer4M
Independent Food Service Distributor owned by family that desired to sell after death of father. In business 37 years, serviced small chains, individual restaurants & convenience stores, and school systems. Company sold to a larger independent food service company12.7M
Importer of Greek food products and ingredients. Company had taken the step to brand most products458K
Subsidiary of Fortune 500 food processor, the company is an importer and distributor of gourmet imported specialty foods from Europe and Asia16.1M
Processor of frozen / refrigerated desserts for the grocery, food service and fundraising industries. Sale also included a lease to purchase agreement for the 40,000 sq.ft building used to process the product6.2M
Processor of Jams, Pickled Vegetables, Syrups, Sauces, and other items to the catalog, wholesale and food service segments of the food market34.7M
Grocery products, including a variety of meat sauces and salad dressings by the executive chef of a national known chain of steak houses2.9M
Manufacturer of dressings, dipping sauces, marinades, dips and other gourmet style items sold to specialty stores, grocery and wineries12.6M
Manufacturer of all natural and organic dressings and sauces for sale to grocery and specialty stores4.9M
Manufacturer of peanut and other kinds of brittle and candy for sale to the specialty food industry including department stores and mass merchants414K
Processor and re-bagger of nuts, dried fruit and other products for sale to retailers in all market segments450K
Marketer of spa clothing and other items1.9M (includes earnout)
Marketer of organic candies for adults & kids as well as organic energy fruit chews for participants in various strenuous athletic events13.8M (includes projected earnout)
Marketer of six varieties of Buffalo Sauces that are sold to grocery, discounters, mass merchants and food service2.2M
Gourmet cheese Cracker Co with several types and multiple flavors that are sold to grocery, specialty and mass merchants 395K