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‘Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix’ Heads To Cleo TV In Cable Syndication Deal With Kin

edsrw | August 11, 2021
Urban One’s TV One and sister network Cleo TV have struck a multi-year licensing deal with Kin to bring the digital series to Cleo TV beginning in October. Under the pact, believed to be in the seven figures, Cleo TV plans to roll out 80 episodes of the hit YouTube digital series, which has accrued more than 3 million subscribers across social platforms.
READ MORE
portfolio News

BET Teams With Kin On New Digital Lifestyle Series ‘Celebrity Stash’

edsrw | July 8, 2021
The eight-episode first season will give fans a look into the homes of some of their favorite stars, including Amara La Negra, Bow Wow, Eva Marcille, Safaree, Young M.A., Yandy Smith-Harris, B Simone, and Letoya Luckett. The series will premiere Friday, July 9, on BET Her’s YouTube channel with Luckett.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Fintech giant Klarna raises $639M at a $45.6B valuation amid ‘massive momentum’ in the US

Emil Admin | June 10, 2021
Just over three months after its last funding round, European fintech giant Klarna is announcing today that it has raised another $639 million at a staggering post-money valuation of $45.6 billion.
READ MORE
portfolio News

GoodBelly Launches Fast Melts Perfect for On-the-Go Immune System and Digestion Support

Emil Admin | June 10, 2021
GoodBelly, maker of delicious, highly efficacious probiotic products, today announced the launch of a new line of quick-dissolving, fruity probiotic powder, called GoodBelly To Go™ Fast Melts.
READ MORE
emil News

Eleven Sports Acquires Team Whistle

edsrw | May 11, 2021
ELEVEN SPORTS is delighted to confirm that its acquisition of Team Whistle is now formally completed, following regulatory approval.
READ MORE
portfolio News

American Giant Founder Bayard Winthrop on NPR’s How I Built This

edsrw | April 22, 2021
Bayard Winthrop speaks with Guy about the growth American Giant saw last year due to the increased demand for comfortable work-from-home clothing, and he offers advice on how to incentivize other companies to produce their clothing in the US.
READ MORE
portfolio News

nib mor® Announces Product Rebrand Along with New Packaging

Emil Admin | April 19, 2021
nib mor, known for their certifiably indulgent organic dark chocolate, announced a brand new logo and upgraded packaging. The redesign reinforces their position as the go-to, crowd-pleasing, yes-able snack that the whole family can enjoy.
READ MORE
portfolio News

The Right Way to Recover from Your Workout

edsrw | March 31, 2021
NBC segment on recovery featuring Cheribundi.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Whistle Sports Raises $28M to Redefine Sports Media

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Whistle Sports is the latest startup that is redefining what it means to be a media and entertainment company for young audiences. It creates and distributes content and accepts audience submissions, enabling a collaborative community to evolve. It also partners with leading athletes, tastemakers, and brands to produce engaging and humorous content.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Nibmor names Prabha Cheemalapati as CEO

Emil Admin | March 17, 2021
Organic chocolate brand Nibmor has named Prabha Cheemalapati as its new CEO. In this position, Cheemalapati will lead a team of seasoned professionals on the path of establishing Nibmor as the go-to snacking chocolate brand. Cheemalapati comes to Nibmor with 20 years of industry experience, much of it in the better-for-you food and beverage space.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Plant-Based Foods Are Our Future And Entrepreneurs Are Helping Us Make The Shift

Emil Admin | March 2, 2021
Aloha CEO Brad Charron on the shift in American diets towards plant-based lifestyles.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Driscoll’s partners with foodtech startup Consumer Physics to measure sweetness in berries

edsrw | February 23, 2021
Instead of developing an in-house solution to better measure sweetness, Driscoll’s is leaning on startup expertise. Consumer Physics’ tool, the SCiO Cup, can hold an entire clamshell of strawberries and scan it for sweetness, which eliminates the need for inspectors to select individual berries for evaluation. The device sends “lab-grade analyses” to mobile devices within a few seconds, too.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Ever had a beauty idea and thought ‘why doesn’t this exist?’ – this company could make it for you (and split the profits)

Emil Admin | February 15, 2021
Turns out, if one person is thinking it, so are millions of others. It's precisely this untapped resource of innovation that beauty brand Volition wants to tap into. "We realised the consumer was brought into the process way too late," says co-founder Patricia Santos. "Consumers are intelligent and they know what they want; so why not have them tell us."
READ MORE
portfolio News

Base Culture Names Heidi Krauss CEO to Scale Brand Amidst Exponential Growth

Emil Admin | January 7, 2021
Base Culture, the fast-growing natural food brand known for its delicious Paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free frozen baked goods, announced the appointment of Heidi Krauss to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Sustainability-focused brands are collaborating to boost awareness

edsrw | January 5, 2021
In late November, Mission Brand Alliance, a joint group of close to 30 sustainability-focused brands, sent out a group holiday catalog to 250,000 customers gathered from the brands’ mailing lists. The group includes brands that are typically thought of as competitors, like United by Blue and Toad & Co which both focus on outerwear. And the marketing effort was intended to boost the brands’ sales and awareness at a crucial, marketing-flooded time. The brands pooled resources and reaped the benefits of reaching a far wider audience than they could have individually.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Why 20 brands are sending out a joint holiday catalog this season

edsrw | December 7, 2020
Born out of the crisis of the pandemic, the Mission Brand Alliance is looking to push consumers to other values-driven brands by banding together.
READ MORE
portfolio News

How This Business Is Building A Mission-Brand Economy This Holiday Season

edsrw | November 30, 2020
Philadelphia-based United by Blue (UBB) is bringing together a group of like minded brands in hopes of channeling funds to businesses that are thinking about more than just the bottom line, and building what founder of UBB, Brian Linton calls, “a mission-brand economy.”
READ MORE
emil News

Tart Cherry Juice Company Cheribundi Aims Big In The Performance Beverage Aisle With $15 Million Investment

edsrw | November 23, 2020
With its latest successful $15 million fundraising led by Emil Capital Partners, Cheribundi is set to prevail across the functional food aisle, touting the health benefits of tart cherries and challenging peer players that have long focused on adding probiotics, protein and other trendy ingredients.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Volition Beauty and NBCUniversal sign multi-year deal to co-create products

edsrw | November 19, 2020
Volition, the crowd-sourced beauty brand, has partnered with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming to co-create products with NBCUniversal talent, opening up a new beauty industry opportunity for influencer- and celebrity-backed products.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Sipp Relaunches with New Packaging, Functional Focus

Emil Admin | September 25, 2020
Repositioning itself as a functional offering, better-for-you soda maker Sipp has discontinued its entire portfolio and relaunched with a new line of seltzers made with antioxidant-rich ingredient camu camu.
READ MORE
portfolio News

How a made-in-America brand is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic

edsrw | March 25, 2020
Bayard Winthrop, CEO of American Giant, is working to maintain partnerships with suppliers while pulling back on marketing outreach.
READ MORE
emil News

Kidfresh Secures New Round of Growth Capital to Propel Children’s Favorites with the Power of Vegetables

edsrw | February 26, 2020
Kidfresh, the fastest growing brand in the better-for-you segment of frozen kids' meals, just announced a fresh capital infusion to accelerate its growth. The round was led by its existing institutional investors - Monogram Capital Partners, together with Emil Capital Partners and AccelFoods.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital’s Heritage of Strong Consumer Brands

admin | December 9, 2019
At Emil Capital, we invest in consumer brands. We have gravitated towards consumable goods historically because of our founding sponsor, The Tengelmann Group.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Venus Williams Joins Zeel as Member of its Board of Directors and Key Advisor

Emil Admin | September 19, 2019
Zeel, the award-winning Massage On Demand® company and global wellness brand, announced today the addition of Venus Williams—one of the world's leading professional athletes and an accomplished entrepreneur—as a member of its Board of Directors, shareholder, and key advisor to its new [email protected] division.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Volition Beauty – What’s Your Great Beauty Idea?

admin | September 18, 2019
Rather than tell you what beauty products you should want, Volition Beauty, a crowd sourced start-up, wants to loop you into the process.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Nestle Health Science Acquires Persona Nutrition

admin | August 23, 2019
Persona Nutrition, a personalized supplement company, has been acquired by Nestlé Health Science. “Persona’s expertise in personalized nutrition brings a new dimension to the growing...
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital Launches BevNET and NOSH Live Partnerships

edsrw | May 7, 2019
Emil Capital Partners was excited to announce our sponsorship of two must-attend summer events in New York City: BevNET Live and NOSH Live Events. At Emil, we pride ourselves on investing in companies that are transforming the consumer goods space. These events offer exclusive opportunities to learn from leaders in the beverage and natural food industries, as well as support emerging and innovative brands.
READ MORE
emil News

Investing in Milk + Honey

admin | April 30, 2019
Emil Capital Partners, an entrepreneurial private investment company with a mission to establish deep-value add partnerships with entrepreneurs building transformative businesses in the consumer space, announces its strategic investment with milk + honey, the Texas-based spa and beauty brand that provides exceptional spa experiences for men and women, focusing on safe, effective ingredients.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Hello Fresh to Acquire Chef’s Plate

admin | November 2, 2018
HelloFresh announced an agreement acquire Toronto-based meal-kit competitor Chefs Plate.
READ MORE
emil News

A Defining Moment For Craft Chocolate

admin | August 14, 2018
Shoppers today seek upgraded experiences in everyday occasions, paving the way for craft chocolate. Manufacturers in this emerging segment, however, face several key challenges, said Brad Kintzer, chief chocolate maker at TCHO Chocolate.
READ MORE
portfolio News

The 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups In 2018

edsrw | June 27, 2018
The problems facing America’s farmers in 2018 are as diverse as their crop varieties: Labor shortages. Soil health. Food spoilage. Trade wars. Lack of access to data on seed pricing, yield information, and even commodity forecasting.
READ MORE
portfolio News

BrightFarms Doubles Funding with $55m Series D

edsrw | June 27, 2018
BrightFarms, the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company, has raised a $55 million Series D round, bringing the greenhouse grower’s total funding to more than $100 million.
READ MORE
portfolio News

PepsiCo acquires Bare Foods for $200M

edsrw | May 26, 2018
PepsiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the US snack company that is primarily into baked fruits and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company's snacking portfolio and further deliver on its MUMBAI: A global snack brand started by an Indian, Bare Foods has been acquired by American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, PepsiCo. PesiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the US snack company that is primarily into baked fruits and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company's snacking portfolio and further deliver on its vision to offer consumers more positive nutrition…
READ MORE
portfolio News

Ezaki Glico Acquires TCHO, U.S. Chocolate Maker

edsrw | February 20, 2018
TCHO, a premium craft chocolate company known for its superior quality chocolate, has earned strong brand recognition in the US market and particularly amongst millennials, the generation with the highest purchase intent. The overall market in the premium chocolate category is expecting strong continued growth, and by acquiring TCHO and entering this market, Ezaki Glico aims to enhance its chocolate business.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Chefs Plate announces close of $10M in new funding

edsrw | November 29, 2017
Chefs Plate, Canada's leader in the booming meal kit delivery market, announces $10M in new funding that includes the close of its Series C round of financing from Acton Capital, Emil Capital, InvestEco Capital and Comerica Bank.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital successfully exits Data Council

edsrw | September 28, 2017
Family-office investor Emil Capital Partners made a strong return on its recent exit of its investment in Data Council, which partners with food and beverage makers to produce data streams that get stored in a centralized database. Emil Capital, backed.
READ MORE
portfolio News

BrightFarms opens $10M greenhouse west of Chicago

edsrw | July 19, 2016
BrightFarms, a New York-based company with a new 160,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse in Rochelle, about 80 miles west of Chicago, made its first shipment of greens to Mariano's stores over the weekend. Next come tomatoes in the fall. BrightFarms represents the latest massive greenhouse operation to seize upon growing demand for year-round locally grown produce in the Chicago area.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Web Video Company Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million to Fund International Expansion

edsrw | June 30, 2016
Kin Community, a web video company that both produces original content and works with a stable of top digital media creators, has raised $13.5 million in series D financing.
READ MORE
portfolio News

On-demand massage service Zeel takes over West Coast rival

edsrw | June 21, 2016
Zeel Networks Inc., the New York startup and innovator of the on-demand massage, is muscling its way across the West Coast. The company agreed to buy San Francisco-based MassageNow, bolstering Zeel's market share in California where it competes with Beverly Hills-based Soothe Inc.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Tcho partners with World Cocoa Foundation to improve quality of Ghana’s cocoa

edsrw | February 20, 2013
Despite its youth and size, San Francisco-based chocolate maker Tcho is making large-scale efforts to improve the global cocoa market, starting with Ghana. The company is collaborating with the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) to introduce a “Flavor Lab” at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana to show farmers the direct link between quality at the farm level and increased value for their product.
READ MORE
emil News

Eleven Sports Acquires Team Whistle

edsrw | May 11, 2021
ELEVEN SPORTS is delighted to confirm that its acquisition of Team Whistle is now formally completed, following regulatory approval.
READ MORE
emil News

Tart Cherry Juice Company Cheribundi Aims Big In The Performance Beverage Aisle With $15 Million Investment

edsrw | November 23, 2020
With its latest successful $15 million fundraising led by Emil Capital Partners, Cheribundi is set to prevail across the functional food aisle, touting the health benefits of tart cherries and challenging peer players that have long focused on adding probiotics, protein and other trendy ingredients.
READ MORE
emil News

Kidfresh Secures New Round of Growth Capital to Propel Children’s Favorites with the Power of Vegetables

edsrw | February 26, 2020
Kidfresh, the fastest growing brand in the better-for-you segment of frozen kids' meals, just announced a fresh capital infusion to accelerate its growth. The round was led by its existing institutional investors - Monogram Capital Partners, together with Emil Capital Partners and AccelFoods.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital’s Heritage of Strong Consumer Brands

admin | December 9, 2019
At Emil Capital, we invest in consumer brands. We have gravitated towards consumable goods historically because of our founding sponsor, The Tengelmann Group.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital Launches BevNET and NOSH Live Partnerships

edsrw | May 7, 2019
Emil Capital Partners was excited to announce our sponsorship of two must-attend summer events in New York City: BevNET Live and NOSH Live Events. At Emil, we pride ourselves on investing in companies that are transforming the consumer goods space. These events offer exclusive opportunities to learn from leaders in the beverage and natural food industries, as well as support emerging and innovative brands.
READ MORE
emil News

Investing in Milk + Honey

admin | April 30, 2019
Emil Capital Partners, an entrepreneurial private investment company with a mission to establish deep-value add partnerships with entrepreneurs building transformative businesses in the consumer space, announces its strategic investment with milk + honey, the Texas-based spa and beauty brand that provides exceptional spa experiences for men and women, focusing on safe, effective ingredients.
READ MORE
emil News

A Defining Moment For Craft Chocolate

admin | August 14, 2018
Shoppers today seek upgraded experiences in everyday occasions, paving the way for craft chocolate. Manufacturers in this emerging segment, however, face several key challenges, said Brad Kintzer, chief chocolate maker at TCHO Chocolate.
READ MORE
emil News

Emil Capital successfully exits Data Council

edsrw | September 28, 2017
Family-office investor Emil Capital Partners made a strong return on its recent exit of its investment in Data Council, which partners with food and beverage makers to produce data streams that get stored in a centralized database. Emil Capital, backed.
READ MORE
portfolio News

‘Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix’ Heads To Cleo TV In Cable Syndication Deal With Kin

edsrw | August 11, 2021
Urban One’s TV One and sister network Cleo TV have struck a multi-year licensing deal with Kin to bring the digital series to Cleo TV beginning in October. Under the pact, believed to be in the seven figures, Cleo TV plans to roll out 80 episodes of the hit YouTube digital series, which has accrued more than 3 million subscribers across social platforms.
READ MORE
portfolio News

BET Teams With Kin On New Digital Lifestyle Series ‘Celebrity Stash’

edsrw | July 8, 2021
The eight-episode first season will give fans a look into the homes of some of their favorite stars, including Amara La Negra, Bow Wow, Eva Marcille, Safaree, Young M.A., Yandy Smith-Harris, B Simone, and Letoya Luckett. The series will premiere Friday, July 9, on BET Her’s YouTube channel with Luckett.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Fintech giant Klarna raises $639M at a $45.6B valuation amid ‘massive momentum’ in the US

Emil Admin | June 10, 2021
Just over three months after its last funding round, European fintech giant Klarna is announcing today that it has raised another $639 million at a staggering post-money valuation of $45.6 billion.
READ MORE
portfolio News

GoodBelly Launches Fast Melts Perfect for On-the-Go Immune System and Digestion Support

Emil Admin | June 10, 2021
GoodBelly, maker of delicious, highly efficacious probiotic products, today announced the launch of a new line of quick-dissolving, fruity probiotic powder, called GoodBelly To Go™ Fast Melts.
READ MORE
portfolio News

American Giant Founder Bayard Winthrop on NPR’s How I Built This

edsrw | April 22, 2021
Bayard Winthrop speaks with Guy about the growth American Giant saw last year due to the increased demand for comfortable work-from-home clothing, and he offers advice on how to incentivize other companies to produce their clothing in the US.
READ MORE
portfolio News

nib mor® Announces Product Rebrand Along with New Packaging

Emil Admin | April 19, 2021
nib mor, known for their certifiably indulgent organic dark chocolate, announced a brand new logo and upgraded packaging. The redesign reinforces their position as the go-to, crowd-pleasing, yes-able snack that the whole family can enjoy.
READ MORE
portfolio News

The Right Way to Recover from Your Workout

edsrw | March 31, 2021
NBC segment on recovery featuring Cheribundi.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Whistle Sports Raises $28M to Redefine Sports Media

edsrw | March 22, 2021
Whistle Sports is the latest startup that is redefining what it means to be a media and entertainment company for young audiences. It creates and distributes content and accepts audience submissions, enabling a collaborative community to evolve. It also partners with leading athletes, tastemakers, and brands to produce engaging and humorous content.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Nibmor names Prabha Cheemalapati as CEO

Emil Admin | March 17, 2021
Organic chocolate brand Nibmor has named Prabha Cheemalapati as its new CEO. In this position, Cheemalapati will lead a team of seasoned professionals on the path of establishing Nibmor as the go-to snacking chocolate brand. Cheemalapati comes to Nibmor with 20 years of industry experience, much of it in the better-for-you food and beverage space.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Plant-Based Foods Are Our Future And Entrepreneurs Are Helping Us Make The Shift

Emil Admin | March 2, 2021
Aloha CEO Brad Charron on the shift in American diets towards plant-based lifestyles.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Driscoll’s partners with foodtech startup Consumer Physics to measure sweetness in berries

edsrw | February 23, 2021
Instead of developing an in-house solution to better measure sweetness, Driscoll’s is leaning on startup expertise. Consumer Physics’ tool, the SCiO Cup, can hold an entire clamshell of strawberries and scan it for sweetness, which eliminates the need for inspectors to select individual berries for evaluation. The device sends “lab-grade analyses” to mobile devices within a few seconds, too.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Ever had a beauty idea and thought ‘why doesn’t this exist?’ – this company could make it for you (and split the profits)

Emil Admin | February 15, 2021
Turns out, if one person is thinking it, so are millions of others. It's precisely this untapped resource of innovation that beauty brand Volition wants to tap into. "We realised the consumer was brought into the process way too late," says co-founder Patricia Santos. "Consumers are intelligent and they know what they want; so why not have them tell us."
READ MORE
portfolio News

Base Culture Names Heidi Krauss CEO to Scale Brand Amidst Exponential Growth

Emil Admin | January 7, 2021
Base Culture, the fast-growing natural food brand known for its delicious Paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free frozen baked goods, announced the appointment of Heidi Krauss to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Sustainability-focused brands are collaborating to boost awareness

edsrw | January 5, 2021
In late November, Mission Brand Alliance, a joint group of close to 30 sustainability-focused brands, sent out a group holiday catalog to 250,000 customers gathered from the brands’ mailing lists. The group includes brands that are typically thought of as competitors, like United by Blue and Toad & Co which both focus on outerwear. And the marketing effort was intended to boost the brands’ sales and awareness at a crucial, marketing-flooded time. The brands pooled resources and reaped the benefits of reaching a far wider audience than they could have individually.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Why 20 brands are sending out a joint holiday catalog this season

edsrw | December 7, 2020
Born out of the crisis of the pandemic, the Mission Brand Alliance is looking to push consumers to other values-driven brands by banding together.
READ MORE
portfolio News

How This Business Is Building A Mission-Brand Economy This Holiday Season

edsrw | November 30, 2020
Philadelphia-based United by Blue (UBB) is bringing together a group of like minded brands in hopes of channeling funds to businesses that are thinking about more than just the bottom line, and building what founder of UBB, Brian Linton calls, “a mission-brand economy.”
READ MORE
portfolio News

Volition Beauty and NBCUniversal sign multi-year deal to co-create products

edsrw | November 19, 2020
Volition, the crowd-sourced beauty brand, has partnered with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming to co-create products with NBCUniversal talent, opening up a new beauty industry opportunity for influencer- and celebrity-backed products.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Sipp Relaunches with New Packaging, Functional Focus

Emil Admin | September 25, 2020
Repositioning itself as a functional offering, better-for-you soda maker Sipp has discontinued its entire portfolio and relaunched with a new line of seltzers made with antioxidant-rich ingredient camu camu.
READ MORE
portfolio News

How a made-in-America brand is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic

edsrw | March 25, 2020
Bayard Winthrop, CEO of American Giant, is working to maintain partnerships with suppliers while pulling back on marketing outreach.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Venus Williams Joins Zeel as Member of its Board of Directors and Key Advisor

Emil Admin | September 19, 2019
Zeel, the award-winning Massage On Demand® company and global wellness brand, announced today the addition of Venus Williams—one of the world's leading professional athletes and an accomplished entrepreneur—as a member of its Board of Directors, shareholder, and key advisor to its new [email protected] division.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Volition Beauty – What’s Your Great Beauty Idea?

admin | September 18, 2019
Rather than tell you what beauty products you should want, Volition Beauty, a crowd sourced start-up, wants to loop you into the process.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Nestle Health Science Acquires Persona Nutrition

admin | August 23, 2019
Persona Nutrition, a personalized supplement company, has been acquired by Nestlé Health Science. “Persona’s expertise in personalized nutrition brings a new dimension to the growing...
READ MORE
portfolio News

Hello Fresh to Acquire Chef’s Plate

admin | November 2, 2018
HelloFresh announced an agreement acquire Toronto-based meal-kit competitor Chefs Plate.
READ MORE
portfolio News

The 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups In 2018

edsrw | June 27, 2018
The problems facing America’s farmers in 2018 are as diverse as their crop varieties: Labor shortages. Soil health. Food spoilage. Trade wars. Lack of access to data on seed pricing, yield information, and even commodity forecasting.
READ MORE
portfolio News

BrightFarms Doubles Funding with $55m Series D

edsrw | June 27, 2018
BrightFarms, the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company, has raised a $55 million Series D round, bringing the greenhouse grower’s total funding to more than $100 million.
READ MORE
portfolio News

PepsiCo acquires Bare Foods for $200M

edsrw | May 26, 2018
PepsiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the US snack company that is primarily into baked fruits and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company's snacking portfolio and further deliver on its MUMBAI: A global snack brand started by an Indian, Bare Foods has been acquired by American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, PepsiCo. PesiCo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the US snack company that is primarily into baked fruits and vegetable snacks. The transaction will expand the company's snacking portfolio and further deliver on its vision to offer consumers more positive nutrition…
READ MORE
portfolio News

Ezaki Glico Acquires TCHO, U.S. Chocolate Maker

edsrw | February 20, 2018
TCHO, a premium craft chocolate company known for its superior quality chocolate, has earned strong brand recognition in the US market and particularly amongst millennials, the generation with the highest purchase intent. The overall market in the premium chocolate category is expecting strong continued growth, and by acquiring TCHO and entering this market, Ezaki Glico aims to enhance its chocolate business.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Chefs Plate announces close of $10M in new funding

edsrw | November 29, 2017
Chefs Plate, Canada's leader in the booming meal kit delivery market, announces $10M in new funding that includes the close of its Series C round of financing from Acton Capital, Emil Capital, InvestEco Capital and Comerica Bank.
READ MORE
portfolio News

BrightFarms opens $10M greenhouse west of Chicago

edsrw | July 19, 2016
BrightFarms, a New York-based company with a new 160,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse in Rochelle, about 80 miles west of Chicago, made its first shipment of greens to Mariano's stores over the weekend. Next come tomatoes in the fall. BrightFarms represents the latest massive greenhouse operation to seize upon growing demand for year-round locally grown produce in the Chicago area.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Web Video Company Kin Community Raises $13.5 Million to Fund International Expansion

edsrw | June 30, 2016
Kin Community, a web video company that both produces original content and works with a stable of top digital media creators, has raised $13.5 million in series D financing.
READ MORE
portfolio News

On-demand massage service Zeel takes over West Coast rival

edsrw | June 21, 2016
Zeel Networks Inc., the New York startup and innovator of the on-demand massage, is muscling its way across the West Coast. The company agreed to buy San Francisco-based MassageNow, bolstering Zeel's market share in California where it competes with Beverly Hills-based Soothe Inc.
READ MORE
portfolio News

Tcho partners with World Cocoa Foundation to improve quality of Ghana’s cocoa

edsrw | February 20, 2013
Despite its youth and size, San Francisco-based chocolate maker Tcho is making large-scale efforts to improve the global cocoa market, starting with Ghana. The company is collaborating with the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) to introduce a “Flavor Lab” at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana to show farmers the direct link between quality at the farm level and increased value for their product.
READ MORE