Eos Partners has acquired Gulf Pacific
Gulf Pacific is a value-added packager and processor of high-quality specialty foods and ingredients, including imported fragrant and organic rice varieties, rice flours, stabilized rice bran and ancient grains. Gulf Pacific has a more than 30-year heritage of providing best-in-class innovation, service and value-added solutions to its customers supported by food scientists and a deep research and development team. The company has a highly diversified product offering and serves a diverse customer base across the retail, specialty ingredients, foodservice and food manufacturing channels operating within the large, rapidly growing plant-based foods and ingredients category.
Since its founding in 1988, Gulf Pacific remained a founder-owned business and evolved into a premier producer. Gulf Pacific completed a majority recapitalization with Eos Partners and its affiliates, a New York based private investment firm. As part of the transaction, Gulf Pacific acquired Southwest Spice, a value-added packager and processor of dry edible beans and spice blends.
Lincoln International served as sole placement agent for the debt financing to support Eos’ acquisition of Gulf Pacific and to provide additional capital for future acquisitions and growth. Lincoln provided market insights, strategic advice and managed the process to secure an attractive debt financing package.
Neil Maini, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Capital Advisory Group, commented, “Gulf Pacific is an innovator and industry leader in the specialty ingredient sector, and this transaction highlights the company’s attractive credit profile and strong reputation of Eos management. We really enjoyed working with the Eos team and look forward to watching Gulf Pacific’s continued success.”
Lincoln’s Capital Advisory Group leveraged its deep industry experience, investor relationships and extensive transaction experience to deliver an exceptional outcome to support Gulf Pacific’s long-term growth objectives.
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