Food, Beverage & Agribusiness


Mesirow’s exclusive focus...

On the middle market means we understand and relate to entrepreneurial business owners and their management teams. We take a long-term approach to client relationships and combine long-standing relationships with expert advisory services to provide custom solutions for leading food, beverage and agribusiness companies.   With years of relevant transaction experience and a global network, our senior bankers devote a high level of attention to every transaction and ensure we meet the unique needs of our clients.

Mesirow Advises Pearson’s Candy on its Sale to Annabelle Candy Company / Seattle Gourmet Foods


The sale of Pearson’s represents another successful engagement completed by Mesirow Investment Banking and highlights the firm’s expertise within the food, beverage and agribusiness industry. Committed to leveraging extensive sector-specific expertise across industry groups and nurturing deep longstanding relationships, Mesirow has a proven track record of completing highly tailored, complex and successful transactions on behalf of its clients.

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Longstanding relationships with executive decision makers at the relevant strategic, private equity and lending participants in the industry

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Our exclusive focus on the middle market provides the insight needed to relate to entrepreneurial business owners and their management teams

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Successful track-record of communicating a company's unique attributes through a custom process rather than a one size fits all approach

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We take a long-term approach to client relationships and serve as a resource as they consider strategy, financing, growth and liquidity

Sector focus

Branded & private label

- Packaged food & beverage
- Emerging brands
- Heritage brands
- Natural & organic
- Prepared foods

Distributors & wholesalers

- Foodservice
- Retail
- Re-distributors

Fruits & Vegetables

- Growers
- Packers
- Shippers
- Processors

Ingredients & flavors

- Functional & sensory
- Edible oils
- Inclusions
- Sauces
- Spices & sweeteners

Inputs & agribusiness

- Agronomy
- Agtech
- Biofuels
- Crop inputs
- Feed & ingredients
- Production
- Storage & distribution

Restaurants & retail grocery

- Independent grocery chains
- Franchisors & franchisees
- Multi-unit concepts
- Multi-concept chains

“We take a disciplined and holistic approach to building relationships throughout the entire food value chain with the goal of delivering the exceptional results our clients expect and deserve.”

Paul Mariani, Managing Director, Investment Banking

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Paul Mariani

Managing Director | Investment Banking



*Data as of 9.30.2021