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Closed Deal Announcement – Peakstone Advises artizone on Strategic Partnership with Peapod

June 2014. The Peakstone Group (“Peakstone”) announced that it has served as exclusive financial advisor to artizone, Ltd. on its strategic partnership with Peapod.

artizone, founded in 2009, is an innovative e-commerce marketplace and online community that enables consumers to shop over 75 local artisans and consolidate delivery into one order. The partnership with Peapod allows shoppers to combine the best local artisan products with Peapod’s robust and competitively priced every-day selection. artizone’s proprietary cloud-based technology provides an integrated suite of applications for consumers, artisans, and backend operations.

“We selected Peakstone because they were very knowledgeable and experienced in both e-commerce and the consumer food industry. They understood our business objectives, our sophisticated technology platform, and the opportunity we have to establish ourselves as a leader in the new online grocery community”, said Alex Zeltcer, Founder and CEO of www.artizone.com.

For additional information about this transaction, contact:

Cathy Jaros, Managing Director, 312-262-7735, cjaros@peakstone.com
John Ebe, Director, 312-346-7352, jebe@peakstone.com

About The Peakstone Group

Peakstone is an investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising for middle market clients.  The Peakstone team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. Please visit our website, peakstone.com, or contact Carolyn Henson at chenson@peakstone.com for additional information.