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Corporate Buyers Pay Top Dollar
To PE Firms for Authentic Foods
Private Equity Investing
In Food & Nutrition Companies
Jeffrey M. Walters
Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
New York City
INSIGHTS FROM 20 EXPERT SPEAKERS!
J. Bradley Barnhorn, Barnhorn Growth Advisors
James M. Bertram, William Blair & Co. LLC
Kelly A. Cornelis, LaSalle Capital
Matthew S. Edgerton, Kelso & Co.
Jennifer Frankenberg, TriVista
John P. Goldasich, Arlington Capital Advisors LLC
Garrett Harker, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks
Kayvan Heravi, LNK Partners LLC
David B. Houser, Lincoln International LLC
Jay D. Novak, Houlihan Lokey
Keith H. Stimson, Gryphon Investors
Brian D. Wiedenhoeft, Plante Moran
For the food and nutrition industries, these are exciting times.
First of all, corporate buyers are bidding up valuations for acquisitions that appeal to foodies and millennials who prefer products that are either “authentic” or “better for you.”
While some big corporates are setting up venture arms to acquire (or invest in) early-stage businesses, others like General Mills, Snyder’s-Lance, Hormel, and Mondelez are searching for innovative add-ons for their portfolios.
In effect, these latter buyers are outsourcing their R&D. That trend spells lucrative exits for PE sellers who are commanding eye-popping valuations that can exceed 10 times EBITDA!
And second, there’s the excitement of just how much the new Trump administration and the new Congress will transform federal regulatory policy -- food safety regulations, healthcare and labor and immigration policies, farm subsidy rules, and clean labeling requirements.
Register now to learn from our 20+ experts at the Capital Roundtable’s annual all-day conference on “Private Equity Investing in Food & Nutrition Companies,” taking place Thursday, May 4, 2017, in New York City.
One of the ironies of all this is the interest in “authentic” products. The term refers to products that resonate with consumers -- sometimes because they’re produced locally, or are hand-crafted, or seem natural, or good-for-you (think Kind healthy snacks) -- or sometimes because they’re just the opposite -- since they evoke delicious memories (think Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and other classic treats).
Examples include --
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In 2003, Jeff Walters co-founded LaSalle Capital in his hometown of Chicago. Since then, LaSalle has partnered with more than 40 companies in the lower-middle PE market, raising two funds totaling over $330 million. Food and beverage is one of two core industries for the firm.
Jeff’s private equity career began in the mid-1980s and includes stints at Citigroup and Banker’s Trust. During the 1990s, he plunged into privatization in Eastern Europe, founding Chicago/Europe Partners L.P., serving as chairman of a large Polish vegetable processor, Pudliszki Holdings, and ultimately selling to H.J. Heinz. He serves as a member of the board of governors of the Small Business Investors Alliance (SBIA). He earned a BA in history from Tufts University.
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Recent Middle-Market Food and Nutrition Deals
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This Capital Roundtable conference in midtown, New York City, is all-business, all-targeted, all-designed to be a completely focused day of practical information and revealing insights about food and nutrition companies. You’ll gain valuable insights from --
Jeffrey M. Walters, Partner, LaSalle Capital
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