Experience

Our experience

Our Senior Banker Attention and Sector Focus Drives Results

Cody Peak leverages its deep sector knowledge/relationships and best-in-class execution to maximize value and results for its clients. Our senior professionals have advised consumer companies with sales ranging from $10 million to $1 billion across a variety of assignments – divestitures, acquisitions, financings and strategic advisory projects. The diversity of our experience and large firm backgrounds enable us to advise consumer companies at different points in their lifecycles and with different strategic needs.

Rubicon Bakers / Trive Capital

Leading producer of high quality, scratch-made baked goods for in-store bakeries

Sector: Baked Goods
Counterparty: Just Desserts
Assignment Type: Acquisition Advisory

Almark, Inc

Leading producer of private label hard-boiled eggs

Sector: Packaged Foods
Counterparty: Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POST)
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Innovation Bakers, LLC

Leading producer of fresh baked sweet goods

Sector: Baked Goods
Counterparty: Undisclosed
Assignment Type: Acquisition Advisory

Mission Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Leading producer of flavors for the dairy, bakery, plant-based alternative, fruit filling and confectionary categories

Sector: Ingredients
Counterparty: T. Hasegawa USA, Inc.
Assignment Type: Sell-side

King’s Hawaiian Holding Co, Inc.

Leading producer of branded Hawaiian sweet rolls and Hawaiian food

Sector: Packaged Foods
Counterparty: Undisclosed
Assignment Type: Acquisition Advisory

Rhythm Superfoods

Innovator and producer of natural, vacuum popped/dried vegetable and fruit snacks

Sector: Snacks
Assignment Type: Series E capital raise

Christie Cookie

Leading producer of gourmet cookies sold through foodservice and direct-to-consumer / corporate gifting channels

Sector: Food / Bakery
Counterparty: Rich Products
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Café Valley

Leading producer of baked goods for in-store bakery, club, c-store, and foodservice channels

Sector: Food / Bakery
Counterparty: Swander Pace Capital
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Cookietree, Inc.

Leading producer of thaw-and-serve cookies and ready-to-bake cookie dough for chain accounts within the foodservice, in-store bakery, club and c-store channels

Sector: Food / Bakery
Counterparty: C.H. Guenther & Son / PPC Partners
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Tire’s Warehouse, Inc.

Largest independent, wholesale distributor of consumer tires in the Western United States, with 8 distribution facilities across California, Arizona and Nevada

Sector: Other / Wholesale Distribution
Counterparty: U.S. AutoForce
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Oberto Brands

Leading producer of jerky, meat sticks and other meat snacks sold under the Oberto, Pacific Gold and Cattleman’s Cut brands

Sector: Snacks
Counterparty: Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (TSX: PBH)
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Squirrel Brand, L.P.

One of the nation’s leading suppliers of indulgent and premium roasted nuts and snack mixes sold under the Squirrel Brand and Southern Style Nuts brands

Sector: Food / Snacks
Counterparty: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (Nasdaq: JBSS)
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Haco US

Leading producer of dressings, sauces and condiments for foodservice, industrial and private label channels

Sector: Packaged Foods
Assignment Type: Strategic Advisory

Dr. Smoothie Brands, Inc.

Leading innovator and producer of healthy smoothie concentrates and powdered beverage bases sold primarily under the Dr. Smoothie and Café Essentials brands

Sector: Beverage / Non-alcoholic
Counterparty: Bevolution Group / Highlander Partners, L.P.
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Donsuemor, Inc.

Leading producer of European-inspired sweet goods sold through conventional grocery, natural / specialty grocery, club stores and coffee houses

Sector: Food / Bakery
Counterparty: St. Michel Biscuits, SAS
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Musco Family Olive Co.

Leading supplier of table olives sold under the PEARLS and EARLY CALIFORNIA brands

Sector: Food / Packaged Foods
Assignment Type: Acquisition Advisory

Paqui Tortillas

Rapidly growing brand of better-for-you tortilla chips and tortillas crafted with high-quality ingredients and mouth-watering flavors

Sector: Food / Snacks
Counterparty: SkinnyPop Popcorn, LLC / TA Associates
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Layrite Grooming Products

Rapidly growing brand of pomade haircare products sold through barber shops and the Internet

Sector: Other / Personal Care
Assignment Type: Strategic Advisory

Nature’s Best, Inc.

The largest family owned wholesale distributor of natural & organic products sold to independent and large chain retailers in the United States

Sector: Food / Distribution
Counterparty: KeHE Distributors, LLC
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Metrokane, Inc.

Leading North American marketer of wine accessories and barware sold under the Rabbit® and Houdini™ brand names

Sector: Other / Housewares
Counterparty: Taylor Precision Products / Centre Partners
Assignment Type: Sell-side

New Belgium Brewing

Third largest producer and marketer of craft beer in the United States sold under the New Belgium brand

Sector: Beverage / Craft Beer
Counterparty: Employees
Assignment Type: Sell-side / ESOP

Specialty Bakers, LLC

Leading producer of pies and specialty cakes sold primarily through the in-store bakery and mass channels

Sector: Food / Bakery
Assignment Type: Strategic Advisory

Jo’s Candies, Inc.

Leading manufacturer of private label and branded confectionery products sold through specialty retail

Sector: Food / Confectionery
Counterparty: Clover Capital Partners / Cody Peak Investment Partners
Assignment Type: Acquisition Advisory / Recapitalization / Merchant Banking

Fullbloom Baking, Inc.

Producer of all natural and organic sweet good bakery products sold through foodservice, in-store bakery & club stores

Sector: Food / Baked Goods
Counterparty: Aryzta North America
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Hormel Foods, Inc.

Multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products

Sector: Food / Ingredients
Assignment Type: Acquisition Advisory

Foster Farms, Inc.

Vertically integrated producer of branded fresh and fully cooked chicken, turkey and prepared foods

Sector: Food / Prepared Foods
Assignment Type: Acquisition Advisory

Arizona Canning, LLC

Producer of branded, canned bean products sold in retail grocery, mass and club store channels

Sector: Food / Packaged Foods
Counterparty: ConAgra Foods
Assignment Type: Acquisition Advisory / Corporate Carve-out / Luck’s brand

BrownTrout Publishers

The worldwide market leader in licensed, photographic, fine & art calendars

Sector: Other / Publishing
Counterparty: Immaginario, AG
Assignment Type: Financing / Recapitalization

New Age Electronics

Leading consumer technology distributor to retailers and hundreds of smaller independent and online merchants

Sector: Other / Consumer Electronics Distribution
Counterparty: Synnex Corporation
Assignment Type: Sell-side

TSG Consumer Partners

Leading investment firm focused exclusively on the branded consumer sector

Sector: Restaurants
Counterparty: Yard House USA
Assignment Type: Buy-side / Acquisition Advisory

Ambassador Fine Foods

National specialty foodservice distributor of confectionery and pastry products

Sector: Food / Distribution
Counterparty: Qzina Fine Foods / HSBC Capital Canada
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Pearl Spirits, Inc.

Importer of ultra-premium and hand-crafted vodka sold under the Pearl Vodka brand name

Sector: Beverage / Distilled Spirits
Counterparty: David Sherman Corporation (Luxco)
Assignment Type: Sell-side

Includes select transactions completed by the principals at their prior firm.