Headquartered in Corona, CA, privately-held Pacifica Foods is a custom contract manufacturer of soups, sauces, dressings and fresh salsas for both retail and foodservice customers with two operating production facilities. Throughout its entire 17-year history, Pacifica has built an exceptional reputation and is known throughout the contract food manufacturing industry for providing innovative, formula-driven culinary products to an impressive base of regional and national customers.
B. Riley FBR assisted in structuring and negotiating on behalf of Pacifica Foods and its shareholders.
“Our selection of B. Riley FBR to represent Pacifica Foods was the result of an extensive financial advisor interview process,” said Ken Gerdau and Mark Sorenson, co-founders of the company. “The firm’s long history of advising privately-held, family-owned businesses and proven track record for maximizing shareholder value distinguished B. Riley FBR as the overwhelming choice to represent us.”
Wind Point’s acquisition of Pacifica Foods establishes another key partnership for the firm with entrepreneur-led and family-owned businesses, a principal tenet of Wind Point’s investment strategy for decades. Wind Point will seek to grow the company both organically and through add-on acquisitions, leveraging the firm’s extensive experience in the food industry.
B. Riley FBR is an investment bank which provides corporate finance, research and sales and trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients.