Our Firm

Selected Transactions

GSM & Affiliates Deal Experience

NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTS

Cornerstone R&D

Integrity Nutraceuticals acquisition of Cornerstone R&D
Buyside Advisor & Co-Investor - 2014

 

Integrity Nutraceuticals International

HIG Acquisition of Integrity Nutraceuticals
Buyside Advisor - 2013

 

Botanical Laboratories

Botanical Laboratories sale to Schwabe North America
Sellside Advisor - 2013

 

 

New Chapter

New Chapter sale to Procter & Gamble
$134 Million
Sellside Advisor - 2012

 

Garden of Life

Garden of Life sale to Atrium Innovations
$40 Million
Sellside Advisor and Principal - 2009

 

GNC

General Nutrition Companies sale to Royal Numico
$2.6 Billion
Co-Investor - 1999

 

Royal Numico

Royal Numico acquisition of Rexall Sundown
$1.8 Billion
Co-Investor - 2000

 


FUNCTIONAL FOODS

Corazonas Foods

Private Placement
Founder & Co-Investor - 2012

 

Nestlé

Nestlé acquisition of Gerber Products Company
$5.5 Billion
Principal - 2007

 

Nestlé

Nestlé acquisition of Novartis Medical Nutrition
$2.5 Billion
Principal - 2007

 

Attune Foods

Private Placement
Founder & Co-Investor - 2007

 

Celsius

Celsius Public Offering via Reverse Merger
Founder & Co-Investor - 2007

 


INGREDIENT COMPANIES

Innovative Beverage

Private Placement
Advisor & Principal - 2012

 

Bond Technology Systems

Private Placement
Advisor & Principal - 2012

 

The Chia Co.

Private Placement
Advisor & Co-Investor - 2012

 

Corn Products International

CPC International European Corn Wet Milling Operations sale to Ferruzzi Agricola Finanziaria
$1.0 Billion
Sellside Advisor - 1987

 


BRANDED FOODS & BEVERAGES

Quantum Designs

Private Placement
Advisor & Principal - 2014

 

Old London Foods

Old London Foods sale to Nonni’s Food Company
$70 Million
Sellside Advisor - 2005

 

Aurora Foods

Aurora Foods sale to Pinnacle Foods
$950 Million
Sellside Advisor - 2004

 

Otis Spunkmeyer

Otis Spunkmeyer sale to Code, Hennessy & Simmons
$275 Million
Sellside Advisor - 2002

 

ReaLemon & ReaLime

ReaLemon & ReaLime sale to Mott's
$128 Million
Sellside Advisor - 2001

 

Stokely, USA

Stokely, USA sale to Chiquita Brands
$110 Million
Sellside Advisor - 1998

 

Brothers Gourmet Coffees

Brothers Gourmet Coffees acquisition of Hillside Coffee
$40 Million
Buyside Advisor - 1993

 

Specialty Coffee

Specialty Coffee acquisition of Boyer Brothers Coffee
$30 Million
Buyside Advisor - 1992

 


DAIRY

Foster Farms Dairy

Foster Farms Dairy Strategic Advisor - 2009

 

Dean Foods

Dean Foods Puerto Rico dairy operations sale to Grupo Gloria
$122 Million
Sellside Advisor - 2002

 

Stella Foods

Stella Foods sale to Saputo
$405 Million
Sellside Advisor - 1997

 

 

Suiza Foods

Suiza Foods acquisition of Morningstar Group
$971 Million
Buyside Advisor - 1997

 

Borden

Borden acquisition of Beatrice Cos. Dairy Products Business
$315 Million
Buyside Advisor - 1986

 


PROTEIN

Columbia Farms

Columbia Farms sale to Nash Johnson & Sons Farms
$35 Million
Sellside Advisor - 1998

 

Occidental Petroleum

Occidental Petroleum acquisition of Iowa Beef Processors
$795 Million
Buyside Advisor - 1981

 


AGRIBUSINESS

California Nut Orchards

Private Placement
Advisor & Principal - 2013

 

California Agricultural Orchards

Private Placement
Advisor & Principal - 2012

 

Sylvan

Sylvan sale to Snyder Associated Companies
$95 Million
Sellside Advisor - 2004