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 Piedmont Candy Company on its Sale to Sequel Holdings and Embassy Park Investment Company


Don Stockton, CEO of Piedmont, said, “Piedmont has a long and rich history of handcrafting confections with quality ingredients, and an exciting track record of growth and innovation in the candy and snacking sector. Mesirow served as our trusted advisor in this transaction and utilized their extensive experience within the sector to identify a strong and growth-oriented partner. We look forward to the continued growth and success of the Piedmont platform.”

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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



Deals illustrated herein represent a broad cross section of transactions that we have closed in this sector.