Daily News: September 11, 2013

Marquette Agents Revolver for Kiss My Face

Marquette Business Credit announced funding of a $5 million revolving credit facility for Kiss My Face in the second half of 2013.

“We are pleased to have Marquette Business Credit as a lending partner for our portfolio company, Kiss My Face. The proceeds of their credit facility will provide the additional working capital needed during this growth phase as our management team executes the company’s strategic plan,” noted Michael Morgan, Managing Director of Caltius Equity Partners.

Kiss My Face is a brand of skin care, hair care, oral care and other personal care products in the natural and organic sector. KMF was founded in 1981 by Bob McLeod and Steve Byckiewicz. They started the business in New York by selling olive oil soap direct from Greece, popular for its moisturizing and anti-aging benefits, and expanded into other natural care products. Product lines include soaps, deodorants, moisturizers, shaving cream, sunscreen, toothpaste and lip balm. KMF is headquartered in Gardiner, New York, and is a portfolio company of Caltius Equity Partners based in Los Angeles.