Ziyad Brothers has been sold to an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital
Ziyad Brothers is a leading omnichannel provider of branded Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods. Ziyad has a 50-year track record of delivering a diverse product portfolio of over 800 SKUs to thousands of customers, including local specialty grocers, supermarkets, national accounts and e-commerce platforms. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional facilities in New Jersey and California, Ziyad has earned a strong reputation for its exceptional portfolio of brands, reliable service, national distribution, deep relationships and category expertise. Founded as a small bakery in 1966, Ziyad now owns numerous brands and partners with dozens of world-class companies on an exclusive basis to deliver their brands to the North American market. To learn more about Ziyad, please visit www.ziyad.com.
The Ziyad family engaged Lincoln to find a partner who could help support Ziyad with its next phase of growth. Lincoln crafted a tailored process, which resulted in Ziyad choosing to partner with Peak Rock, who has recent, relevant experience with investments in Pretzels, Inc., Louisiana Fish Fry and Berner Food & Beverage, strong operational capabilities and a deep bench of resources to accelerate growth post-acquisition.
Jeff Cleveland, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Consumer Group, commented, “Ziyad is a leader in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine in North America. The company’s several decades of uninterrupted growth are a testament to the leadership of the Ziyad family and the talented management team they have assembled. We are honored to have played a role in bringing the Ziyad team together with its new partners at Peak Rock, and we look forward to following the company’s continued success.”
Peak Rock Capital
Peak Rock is a leading mid-market private investment firm that makes equity and debt investments in companies in North America and Europe. Peak Rock’s equity investment platform focuses on opportunities where it can support senior management to drive rapid growth and performance improvement, with expertise in corporate carve-outs and partnering with families and founders seeking first-time institutional capital. Peak Rock’s credit platform invests across capital structures, with a broad mandate to provide flexible, tailored capital solutions to mid-market and growth-oriented businesses. To learn more about Peak Rock, please visit www.peakrockcapital.com.
Lincoln served as a trusted advisor to the entire Ziyad team, helping drive an outstanding outcome for the company. Lincoln's expertise in food and beverage, along with extensive relationships with key buyers, were critical to a successful transaction.
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