Wingspire Capital provided a revolver as part of a unitranche senior credit facility to Gehl Foods, which used the proceeds to refinance previous debt and to fund an acquisition to expand its manufacturing capabilities.
Gehl Foods is a pioneer in low-acid aseptic processing for shelf-stable beverages, as well as cheese and other sauces used in stadiums, convenience stores and quick service restaurants across the U.S.
“Wingspire Capital was pleased to provide the creativity and flexibility necessary to close this transaction, facilitating Gehl’s ability to complete a strategic acquisition and position the company to execute on its growth plans,” Will Bence, managing director at Wingspire, said.
Gehl Foods, which is based in Germantown, WI, is a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners in Chicago. Wingspire worked closely with Wind Point Partners, Gehl’s executive leadership team and its advisor, Lincoln International, to structure, underwrite and close the transaction.