Private equity firm buys Natural American Foods

Private equity firm buys Natural American Foods

An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital has acquired leading American producer and distributor of honey and other food products.

An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm making debt and equity investments in middle market companies, announced that it has acquired Natural American Foods Inc. (NAF or the Company), one of America's leading producers and distributors of honey and other food products.

Headquartered in Onsted, Mich., Natural American Foods is one of the world's largest honey producers, and has been producing high-quality honey under the Miller's American brand for almost 120 years. The Company produces and distributes a full range of honey and commercial sweeteners to some of the world's best known food manufacturers and food service customers, as well as national retailers and distributors.

Anthony DiSimone, CEO of Peak Rock Capital, said, "Our acquisition of Natural American Foods is a great example of our interest in working alongside strong middle market businesses with talented management teams to help them achieve their full potential through operational enhancements and strategic repositioning. Our team worked side-by-side with NAF's new management team throughout the recent restructuring process, and we are pleased to have helped guide the company so quickly to a successful emergence."

Robert Strauss, managing director of Peak Rock Capital, added, "Natural American Foods has a strong competitive position as an established producer of high quality honey, with long-standing customer relationships with food manufacturers, food service providers and retailers. We believe NAF is an excellent platform for expansion through organic growth and strategic add-on acquisitions and are excited to work with the Company's outstanding new management team in pursuing these opportunities."

Rolf Richter, CEO of Natural American Foods, commented, "We would like to thank our employees, customers, and suppliers for their outstanding support during our restructuring process. We are very pleased that Peak Rock is investing in Natural American Foods, and we thank them for helping us to establish a strong, well-capitalized foundation. Peak Rock's investment will now allow us to focus our resources on what is most important to our company: making the highest quality honey products for our commercial and retail customers."


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