Graham Spices Up Portfolio With Its Latest Investment
December 7th, 2021
Graham Partners, a Philadelphia-based private investment firm targeting technology-driven advanced manufacturing companies, is pleased to announce that it has become a majority investor in Woodland Foods. Headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, Woodland Foods is a provider of plant-based specialty ingredients, including herbs and spices, rice and grains, and other specialty products such as truffles, chiles, and curries. Woodland Foods leverages a robust global ingredient procurement network and strong in-house R&D, value-added processing, quality assurance, and unique packaging capabilities. The company sells into foodservice, industrial, retail, and e-commerce channels across North America.
Woodland Foods’ innovative product offering is benefiting from several secular industry tailwinds within plant-based, better-for-you, and clean-label categories, as well as global flavor proliferation. These megatrends in food are driving demand for the unique ingredients that Woodland Foods sources globally and then further processes / customizes solutions for its customers. The company will benefit from Graham’s previous experience investing in the consumer / food technology sector through its recent investments in Giraffe Foods and Mercer and expects to leverage Graham Partners’ industry resources, operational expertise, and commercial knowledge to accelerate growth post-transaction.
Andrew Snyder, Managing Principal at Graham Partners, stated, “Woodland Foods is a well-established manufacturer of innovative plant-based specialty ingredients with robust value-add capabilities and strong diversity across customers, products, and channels. We are excited to leverage our food technology expertise from our investments in Giraffe Foods and Mercer to help drive value creation and growth.” David Moore, Founder of Woodland Foods, added, “We were drawn to Graham Partners’ enthusiasm for the space and the resources they could bring to bear – I am eager to see how we can work together to continue Woodland Foods’ history of growth.” Aram Karapetian, President of Woodland Foods, concluded, “Graham Partners’ industry expertise, deep operating resources, and experience investing in food resonated with our entire team and we are thrilled to be partnering with Graham.”
Woodland Foods, headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, is a provider of plant-based specialty ingredients, including herbs and spices, rice and grains, and other specialty products such as truffles, chiles, and curries. The company sells into foodservice, retail, industrial, and e-commerce channels across North America. It leverages a robust global ingredient procurement network and strong in-house R&D, processing, quality assurance, and packaging capabilities to bring the flavors of the world to your table.
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