Stellus Capital Management provided senior debt financing and an equity co-investment in support of Bansk Group’s acquisition of Red’s All Natural, a rapidly growing brand of clean-label frozen burritos and breakfast sandwiches in the U.S.

“We are excited to partner with the Red’s team and support their next phase of growth,” Brian O’Connor, senior partner and chief investment officer at Bansk, said. “With today’s consumers increasingly focused on clean, convenient eating options that offer dynamic flavor profiles, the frozen food market is ripe for disruption and Red’s is well positioned to capitalize on significant growth opportunities ahead. As longtime investors in the food and beverage space, we believe brands that achieve superior taste coupled with clean, nutritious ingredients and convenient formats can achieve sustainable long-term brand differentiation, ultimately resulting in winning market share.”

“We appreciate Stellus’ support of the transaction and their ability to provide a flexible financing structure enabling us to expand the Red’s business. We look forward to growing our partnership with Stellus going forward,” Ciaran Bermingham, vice president at Bansk.

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Bansk and Red’s teams,” Colin Baker, managing director at Stellus, said. “Red’s is a leading brand in the clean-label frozen food category, which should be further enhanced through Bansk’s expertise in the food and beverage sector.”