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Wind Point Partners Sells Contract Snack Manufacturer To Venture Capital Firms

March 19, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Two venture capital companies have joined to purchase the largest independent bakery and contract food manufacturer in North America. Hearthside Food Solutions, owned by Wind Point Partners, is a contract manufacturer of grain-based food and snack products. The company’s diverse product portfolio (150 brands) comprises bars, cookies/crackers, granola/cereals, and snacks. Investment banker Goldman Sachs and private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners will own equal stakes in Hearthside. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.
"Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital Partners in Partnership to Acquire Hearthside Food Solutions", News release, Goldman Sachs, March 19, 2014, © Goldman Sachs
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