Peakstone Closed Deal Announcement – Recapitalization of Food Supplier and Distributor

M&A Advisor

October, 2017. Peakstone served as exclusive M&A advisor to Market Fresh Produce LLC in connection with the Company’s recapitalization by Marquette Capital Partners, in partnership with C3 Capital Partners and Management. Founded in 1998, Missouri-based Market Fresh Produce is a value-added supply chain manager of branded fresh vegetables and fruit to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers and foodservice providers nationwide. The Company utilizes an international distribution and repackaging network that provides its customers consistency and superior quality year-round.Marquette Capital Partners is a private investment firm specializing in junior capital investments in mature, lower middle-market companies.

“We are very excited with the new partnership between Marquette Capital, C3 Capital and Market Fresh Produce LLC. Our strategic initiatives will be bolstered by the strength of the combined resources,” noted Market Fresh’s CEO, Steve Phipps. “The team from Peakstone helped us identify several attractive capital partners to support the continued growth of our Company. Their thoughtful guidance and deep understanding of our business resulted in a great outcome for the Market Fresh team.”

The press release can be found at

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For additional information please contact the following:

Eric Dziedzic, Managing Director, 312-346-7314,

Mark Horita, Managing Director, 312-346-7308,

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