FOOD & AGRIBUSINESS
Our experience, network and relationships have positioned us as industry leaders surrounding M&A and private placements in CPG, natural food & beverages and agribusiness. The SDR team regularly meets with hundreds of produce and fine food business owners and senior executives, and we have been featured in several top food & beverage and ag publications including Food Dive, Beverage World and The Packer. Our specific areas of expertise include:
Food & Beverage Industry
- Natural & Organic Foods
- CPG Foods
- Ingredients & Flavors
- Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- Crop Inputs
- Animal Health & Nutrition
- Machinery & Equipment
- Agricultural Technology & Services
- Dairy, Proteins and Produce
- Diversified Agribusiness
Food & Agribusiness Reports
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Featured Food & Agribusiness Case Study
Unique Deal Structure Creates Win-Win Scenario for CEO
Founded in 1970 in Carpinteria, California as a fresh-cut flower producer, Hollandia Produce evolved over the past 45 years into a prominent rooted-greens producer with several highly specialized, hydroponic greenhouse facilities.
Hollandia’s CEO desired to find an exit strategy that would reward loyal employees and capitalize on the Company’s unique positioning and high growth potential. For Hollandia, the answer was to pursue a leveraged Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
To help Hollandia capitalize on its unique growing and packaging process, and its high growth potential, SDR utilized its extensive consumer-products network to locate two qualified investors (Mosaic Capital and The SEAM Fund), each of which fit the financial and ESOP-related goals of Hollandia.
Hollandia’s CEO was given the exit opportunity that he was seeking while ensuring that he would be able to guide the Company as it transitions into its next phase of ownership. The unique deal structure also allowed Hollandia’s loyal employees to be rewarded for their years of work, while positioning them to continue to be financially incentivized for their efforts.
Recent Food & Agribusiness Insights from SDR
Private Equity and the Produce Industry – Part 2: Key Business Attributes that Drive Value in a Private Equity Recap
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Private Equity and the Produce Industry – Part 1: How PE Views Real Property in Valuing Produce Businesses
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