Gehl Food & Beverage, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, has been refinanced and has acquired Crescent Dairy
Gehl Food & Beverage
Gehl Food & Beverage is a premier provider of aseptic food and beverage products, including nutritional beverages, dispensed cheese sauces, soup and broth, non-dairy beverages and wine and spirits. Gehl’s products are offered to top branded food manufacturers on a co-manufacturing basis as well as to retailers under proprietary private label formulations. Utilizing highly complex, low-acid aseptic processing technology, Gehl’s products provide for extended shelf-life without refrigeration, enhanced flavor profile and superior nutritional value.
Since acquiring the company in 2015, Wind Point Partners and management have guided the company through a period of transformative growth, including building a national platform with coast-to-coast manufacturing capabilities, in addition to expanding the company’s portfolio of products. The most recent acquisition of Crescent Dairy will provide Gehl with a strategic East Coast foothold to complement its existing Wisconsin and California facilities. Lincoln International relied on its deep understanding of the capital markets, access to unique sources of capital and industry expertise to provide the company with an optimal financing solution to support Gehl’s growth strategy.
Christine Tiseo, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Capital Advisory Group, commented, “We were so appreciative to have been selected by Gehl as their advisor for such a pivotal transaction in the company’s history. We were able to arrange a financing outcome that brought a solid financial partner to Gehl that is ready and able to help the company invest in new capabilities and its numerous growth initiatives.”
Lincoln’s Capital Advisory Group took a collaborative approach with management in conveying the Gehl story to prospective investors, resulting in a successful financing outcome. Through its deep knowledge of the capital markets, coupled with a well-organized process, the Lincoln team was able to arrange a financing solution to support Gehl’s near and long-term growth objectives.
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