Peakstone Advises Big Red Rooster Flow on Sale to Marmon Holdings, a Berkshire Hathaway Company

January, 2022. Peakstone served as the exclusive advisor to Big Red Rooster Flow, LLC on its sale to Marmon Holdings, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company (“Marmon”).

Big Red Rooster Flow is a leading process management company with resources and technology dedicated specifically to helping retailers manage their customer-facing images and brands. Rob Mead and Brian Wendt founded the company in 2009 and quickly built it into one of the most successful brand and project management companies in the United States.

In commenting on the transaction, Rob Mead said, “This strategic combination with Marmon will enhance our resources, capabilities and relationships in the important industry sectors we serve today as well as help accelerate our expansion into other highly attractive and rapidly growing end markets.”

Rob also said, “Our experience working with the Peakstone team as advisors on this transaction was extraordinary. Andy Savarie, who led our Peakstone team, worked tirelessly to guide us through all the intricacies of the transaction process and always protected our interests. His knowledge and understanding of our business, the nuances of the process, and the enormous opportunities we had before us were paramount to achieving a successful outcome.”

Brian Wendt added, “I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Peakstone and Andy in particular. We would not have been able to navigate the arduous process, nor would we have achieved such a wonderful outcome for both Big Red Rooster Flow and Marmon without Peakstone and Andy’s insightful guidance and stewardship.”

For additional information please contact:

Andy Savarie, Managing Director, 312-560-5199, asavarie@peakstone.com

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars.


Peakstone Arranges Financing for Deli Star

January, 2022. Peakstone served as exclusive investment banking advisor to Deli Star Corporation in its loan capital raise from Proterra Investment Partners.

Founded in 1987, Deli Star is a leading innovative protein ingredient supplier. In January 2021, Deli Star’s plant was destroyed in a fire.  The new capital will enable Deli Star to open a new headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility located in St. Louis, Missouri. The new facility substantially increases the company’s production capacity, positioning Deli Star for its next decade of growth.Justin Siegel, CEO of Deli Star, noted, “This has been a uniquely challenging year for Deli Star, as we’ve worked to continue serving our customers and navigate this extraordinary disruption. With Peakstone’s strong advisement, hard work, patience, and due diligence, we were able to complete this important transaction. We are very excited to partner with Proterra, as their deep knowledge of food processing enabled them to structure the right transaction.”Matthew Swanson, Managing Director of Proterra Investment Partners, said, “Our financing positions Deli Star to capitalize on its core strength of delivering healthy, innovative, high-quality proteins to its customers, and we look forward to partnering with the company as they complete the build out of their new state-of-the-art facility.”

For additional information please contact:Cathy Jaros, Managing Director, 847-922-8629, cjaros@peakstone.comPeter Melloni, Managing Director, 630-664-3457, pmelloni@peakstone.comJeff Temple, Managing Partner, 312-346-7301, jtemple@peakstone.com

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit www.peakstone.com. To receive investment and proprietary acquisition opportunities, please register at www.peakzone.com.About Deli Star Corporation

Your Protein Ingredient Partner Deli Star was founded in 1987 and has become leaders in culinary innovation. Deli Star produce proteins that are rich in flavor, healthy, and minimally processed. Through responsible sourcing and food science lens Deli Star achieves the highest level of food quality and safety, with products that have a 120-180 day fresh product shelf-life with the use of any preservatives. It is committed to discovering new and better ways of innovating food products that promote healing through human nutrition www.delistarcorp.com.About Proterra Investment PartnersProterra Investment Partners is a global alternative investment manager focused on private equity and credit investments in the natural resource sectors of agriculture, food, and metals and mining. Proterra’s credit strategy specializes in direct lending to middle-market food and agribusiness companies in the United States, providing flexible, time-sensitive financing solutions to vertically integrated companies, processors and branded food companies www.proterrapartners.com.


Peakstone Advises AutoAccessoriesGarage.com on Sale to Genuine Parts Company

November, 2021. Peakstone served as the exclusive advisor to AutoAccessoriesGarage.com on its sale to Genuine Parts Company (“GPC”).

AutoAccessoriesGarage.com is an e-commerce platform specializing in aftermarket automotive accessories. The Company was founded by the father and son team of Steve and Kyle Therriault in 2005 and built it into one of the most successful automotive accessories platforms in the United States.

On GPC’s October 21, 2021 earnings call, Will Stengal, President, announced the transaction and said, “This strategic digital acquisition adds new capabilities and accelerates a strategic product category for the U.S. automotive team.” Steve Therriault said, “Our experience working with the Peakstone team as advisors to our transaction was extraordinary. Without hesitation we partnered with Steve Royko as our primary lead in the final acquisition of Auto Accessories Garage by GPC. As we experienced when GPC made its initial investment in 2017, Steve worked tirelessly through the intricacies of all steps involved in the transaction and always protected our interest. His knowledge and understanding of automotive e-commerce the challenges we faced and the enormous opportunities we had were paramount to a successful outcome.”Kyle Therriault added, “I feel immensely fortunate to have crossed paths with the Peakstone, and chiefly Steve Royko. Steve served as the primary advisor on our 2017 strategic partnership transaction and has remained a steady and trusted advisor ever since. When we started exploring a full sale to Genuine Parts Company, there was no question that we would engage Steve and Peakstone. We would not have been able to navigate the arduous process, nor would we have achieved such a wonderful outcome for both Auto Accessories Garage and Genuine Parts Company without Peakstone and Steve Royko’s stewardship.”

For additional information please contact:

Steve Royko, Managing Director, 608-236-4490, sroyko@peakstone.com

About Genuine Parts Company

Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) sells vehicle parts to commercial and retail customers through roughly 9,800 stores worldwide, most of which are independently owned.

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit www.peakstone.com . To receive investment and proprietary acquisition opportunities, please register at www.peakzone.com.


Peakstone Advises V&F Transformers on Sale to Spire Power Solutions, a Mill Point Capital Portfolio Company

August, 2021. Spire Power Solutions L.P. an industry leader providing the widest range of transformers and power solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of the business of V&F Transformer Corporation. Peakstone was V&F Transformer’s exclusive financial advisor on this transaction.

Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Elgin, IL, V&F Transformer is a family owned manufacturer of custom engineered electrical transformers and other components for Critical Power Systems. V&F’s customized transformers and magnetic components for electrical power management and power distribution equipment, are used in mission critical and highly demanding applications, requiring ultra-high reliability often in challenging environments. End markets served include data centers, EV battery charging equipment, industrial automation, and a variety of others requiring V&F’s level of application engineering experience.

“My experience working with the Peakstone team as advisors to our transaction was extraordinary,” said Dean (Dino) Foderaro, Jr., CEO of V&F Transformer Corporation. “Peakstone helped us find the right buyer who is strategically and culturally aligned to take full advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities within the Critical Power Systems market. Peakstone’s insightful positioning of the Company and well-constructed competitive process helped investors fully appreciate the Company’s growth and momentum. Peakstone provided guidance for the family as well as the management team throughout the process. Peakstone was instrumental to achieving a successful outcome.”

Peakstone is a leading M&A advisor to middle-market industrial businesses.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed

For additional information please contact:

Mark Horita, Managing Director, 312-346-7308, mhorita@peakstone.com

Stephen Sleigh, Managing Partner, 312-346-7318, ssleigh@peakstone.com

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit www.peakstone.com . To receive investment and proprietary acquisition opportunities, please register at www.peakzone.com.

About Spire Power Solutions L.P.

Spire is a leading North American manufacturer of transmission and distribution solutions including liquid-filled and dry-type transformers that serve the utility, public power, renewable energy, construction, industrial, and OEM markets known across the industry for safe, high quality, reliable products and exceptional engineering capability. For more information, please visit, www.spirepowersolutions.com. Spire is a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital.

About Mill Point Capital

Mill Point Capital LLC is a private equity firm focused on control investments in lower-middle market companies in North America across the industrials, business services and IT services sectors. Mill Point’s experienced team of investors and Executive Partners seek portfolio company value enhancement through rigorous implementation of transformative strategic initiatives and operational improvements. Mill Point is based in New York, NY.  For more information, please visit www.millpoint.com.


Peakstone Advises Nocturne Villa Rentals on Acquisition of St. Barth Properties with Gladstone Investment Corporation

July 2021. Peakstone served as exclusive financial advisor to Nocturne Villa Rentals (“Nocturne”) on its partnership with Gladstone Investment Corporation and Aureus Capital to acquire St. Barth Properties, Inc., a leading villa rental manager on the island of Saint Barthélemy in the French West Indies, and its sister company, St. Barth Dream Vacations (DBA St. Barth Properties – St. Barth), based in Gustavia, SBH.  Nocturne’s acquisition is the second in as many months following its June acquisition of Exceptional Stays based in Telluride, CO.

Nocturne was founded by CEO Scott Simmons and president Marshall Calder, bringing with them decades of experience in the luxury hospitality industry.

St. Barth Properties was founded in 1989 by Peg Walsh, recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as the definitive expert for St. Barth, and represents more than 250 luxury properties for rent on the iconic, eponymous island known as the French Riviera of the Caribbean.  A pioneer in the vacation rental industry, Ms. Walsh was joined in the business in 1992 by her son, Tom Smyth, who will become President of St. Barth Properties and a senior member of Nocturne’s executive management team.

Scott Simmons, Nocturne Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I have known and admired Peg and Tom for many years. They’ve assembled a dynamic team and built a great business, fueled by a passion for the island they love and a dedication to five-star hospitality, as well as exceeding guest and homeowner expectations.  We’re thrilled to now be working with them.”

“Peakstone formed the deal with two great partners in Gladstone and Aureus. Launching during a pandemic was challenging. Peakstone did a great job persevering and delivered a great outcome, enabling us to execute on our vision of a highly differentiated model in the global travel industry,” said Marshall Calder.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For additional information please contact:

Eric Zampol, Managing Director, 415-706-1175, ezampol@peakstone.com

Patrick Sandercock, Managing Director, 312-505-6938, psandercock@peakstone.com

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit www.peakstone.com. To receive investment and proprietary acquisition opportunities, please register at www.peakzone.com


Peakstone Earns #1 Investment Bank Ranking from Axial

July 2021. We are pleased to announce that Axial named Peakstone the #1 lower middle market U.S. investment bank for the second quarter of 2021. Axial’s league tables take into account three main characteristics: client quality, buy-side targeting, and process effectiveness. Thanks to all of our clients and associates that made this possible. For the news release, please visit www.axial.net

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit www.peakstone.com.To receive investment and proprietary acquisition opportunities, please register at www.peakzone.com.


Peakstone Advises Flexo Converters on Completed Sale to Novolex, a Carlyle Group Portfolio Company

July 2021. Novolex®, an industry leader in packaging choice, innovation and sustainability, announced it has completed the acquisition of the business of Flexo Converters USA, Inc. and certain of its affiliates. Peakstone was exclusive financial advisor to Flexo on this transaction.

Flexo, a family-owned business headquartered in Meriden, CT, manufactures and distributes stock, custom and recycled paper bags and sacks. Flexo products will be sold under the Novolex Duro Bag® brand. The addition of Flexo products to the Duro portfolio of bags and sacks will enable Duro to immediately support customer demand through Flexo’s production capacity and proximity to customers.

Peakstone is recognized as an industry leader in representing family owned packaging businesses.  Peakstone has represented Duro Bag in its sale to Novolex, GMSP (Graphic Management Specialty Products) in its sale to Hoffmaster, and FP International in its sale to Pregis, amongst others.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For additional information please contact:

Eric Dziedzic, Managing Director, 312-346-7314, eric@peakstone.com

Nick Clementi, Managing Director, 763-478-1777, nclementi@peakstone.com

Stephen Sleigh, Managing Partner, 312-771-1471, ssleigh@peakstone.com

About Novolex

Novolex develops and manufactures diverse packaging products for multiple industries in the foodservice, delivery and carryout, food processor and industrial markets that touch nearly every aspect of daily life. The Novolex family of brands provides customers with innovative food and delivery packaging and performance solutions products for their business needs today while investing in research and development to engineer more sustainable choices for the future. With more than 10,000 employee families, Novolex operates 55 manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, including two world-class plastic film recycling centers. Novolex is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, a leading global investment firm which acquired a majority of the company in December 2016. To learn more about Novolex, visit www.Novolex.com

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit www.peakstone.com. To receive investment and proprietary acquisition opportunities, please register at www.peakzone.com


Peakstone Advises on Sale of FoodPharma to New Harbor Capital

June 2021. Peakstone served as exclusive advisor to Food Technology and Design, LLC dba FoodPharma LLC in connection with its sale to New Harbor Capital.

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, FoodPharma is an R&D-focused contract manufacturer of proprietary functional and nutritional foods focused on healthy living end markets. FoodPharma leverages a large portfolio of over 500 proprietary formulas and recipes, as well as in-house research, development, and formulation capabilities, to deliver innovative, functional food products to its customers.

“My experience working with the Peakstone team as advisors to our transaction was extraordinary,” said Glen Marinelli, President of FoodPharma. “Peakstone brought deep M&A experience and domain knowledge in the functional foods space, as well as a consistent focus on the details and challenges that we faced. As expert M&A advisors, Peakstone’s relentless commitment, from the beginning and throughout the process, brought me great comfort. Peakstone was instrumental to achieving our success.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed

For additional information please contact:

Eric Dziedzic, Managing Director, 312-346-7314, eric@peakstone.com

Mike Taylor, Managing Director, 312-346-7346, mtaylor@peakstone.com

Alex Fridman, Managing Director, 312-346-7303, alex@peakstone.com

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit www.peakstone.com. To receive investment and proprietary acquisition opportunities, please register at www.peakzone.com


Peakstone Advises Nocturne Villa Rentals on Sale to Gladstone Investment Corporation and Aureus Capital

June 2021. Peakstone served as exclusive financial advisor to Nocturne Villa Rentals (“Nocturne”) on its partnership with Gladstone Investment Corporation and Aureus Capital to establish Nocturne as a platform for acquiring and integrating luxury villa rental management (“VRM”) companies.

Nocturne was founded by CEO Scott Simmons and president Marshall Calder, bringing with them decades of experience in the luxury hospitality industry.

At closing, Nocturne completed the acquisition of Exceptional Stays, LLC, a leading VRM with approximately 90 luxury properties, primarily in Telluride, Colorado. Exceptional Stays operates exclusively managed properties and provides best-in-class hospitality and property management services to its rental guests and property owners alike.

“We’re very excited to partner with Gladstone and Aureus Capital and the talented team at Exceptional Stays. Exceptional Stays is the ideal first step for us as we seek to create the leading portfolio of luxury villa rental properties under the Nocturne brand” said Scott Simmons.

“Peakstone formed the deal with two great partners in Gladstone and Aureus. Launching during a pandemic was challenging. Peakstone did a great job persevering and delivering a great outcome, enabling us to execute on our vision of a highly differentiated model in the global travel industry,” said Marshall Calder.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For additional information please contact:

Eric Zampol, Managing Director, 415-706-1175, ezampol@peakstone.com

Patrick Sandercock, Managing Director, 312-505-6938, psandercock@peakstone.com

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit www.peakstone.com. To receive investment and proprietary acquisition opportunities, please register at www.peakzone.com


Peakstone Advises Cranston Print Works on Sale of Cranston Trucking

June 2021. Peakstone served as exclusive M&A advisor to Cranston Print Works on its sale of Cranston Trucking to a private investor.

Cranston Trucking has provided dedicated and professional transport services since 1975. Cranston provides a broad suite of services, including truckload, LTL, consolidation, warehousing and brokerage. With lanes along the East Coast and from the Carolinas to the West Coast, the company serves numerous industries, including bedding, paint, and textiles.

Fred Rockefeller, chairman of Cranston Print Works, said, “Peakstone was tireless in finding the right buyer for Cranston Trucking and helping negotiate a successful transaction in a challenging market. Their efforts resulted in a great outcome for our company and the employees going forward.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For additional information please contact:

Steve Royko, Managing Director, 608-236-4490, sroyko@peakstone.com

Tom Juedes, Managing Director, 847-682-3388, tjuedes@peakstone.com

Jeff Temple, Managing Director, 312-346-7301, jtemple@peakstone.com

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and capital raising for middle market clients. Our team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit www.peakstone.com. To receive investment and proprietary acquisition opportunities, please register at www.peakzone.com