PORTFOLIO

Current Investments

Water Lilies, LLC

Water Lilies is a manufacturer of frozen Asian appetizers and entrees that are primarily sold through supermarkets, club/mass stores, restaurants, and ethnic markets. The Company’s signature products include egg rolls, spring rolls, potstickers, dumplings and a variety of noodles in both vegetarian and meat options, as well as better-for-you categories (natural, organic, gluten-free). The Company is SQF Level 3 and USDA Organic certified.

Location: Astoria, New York  | Closed: December 2017

Indulge Desserts Holdings, LLC

Indulge Desserts is a manufacturer of premium gourmet desserts, offering a full line of American and international/ethnic, all-natural products to the foodservice and retail markets across the U.S. The Company’s portfolio of products includes Italian specialties, Latin desserts (e.g., tres leches and dulce de leche) and Asian inspired treats as well as gluten-free and sugar-free items.

Location: New York, New York  | Closed: June 2016

Love and Quiches, Ltd

Add-on acquisition to Indulge Desserts

Love and Quiches is a manufacturer of gourmet desserts and quiches that serves national restaurant chains, foodservice distributors and grocery/mass/club stores.

Elegant Desserts, LLC

Add-on acquisition to Indulge Desserts

Elegant Desserts is a manufacturer of gourmet European-style desserts specialized in individual portion-sized French chocolate mousse, petit fours, specialty brownies, cheesecake and carrot cake bites.

Tijuana Flats Restaurant Group, LLC

Tijuana Flats is a fast-casual restaurant chain offering made-to-order Tex-Mex cuisine with fresh ingredients.  The dining experience is relaxed and fun with every restaurant decorated in distinctive wall art and designed around a hot sauce bar that includes over 50 varieties.  The Company has over 120 corporate and franchise locations in the Southeastern U.S.

Location: Maitland, FL  |  Closed: July 2015

Raymundos Food Group, LLC

Raymundos is a manufacturer of branded and private-label refrigerated desserts. The Company’s portfolio of gelatins, flans, puddings and other ready-to-eat products has strong connectivity to the growing Hispanic demographic in the United States, and provides a unique value-proposition to food retailers.

Location: Bedford Park, IL  | Closed: March 2015

Noga Dairies, Inc.

Add-on acquisition to Raymundos

Noga Dairies is a a manufacturer of yogurts, drinkable yogurts, dips and cheeses, and other dairy products.

VStar Entertainment Group, LLC

VStar Entertainment is a leading touring family entertainment and event promotions company with several touring properties: Discover the Dinosaurs, a dinosaur-themed interactive exhibit/show, Cirque Dreams, a live family entertainment company that combines European cirque-style performance artistry with American circus arts and Broadway theatrics, and Paw Patrol Live, a theatrical stage show based on characters from Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol.

Location: Shoreview, MN  | Closed: June 2014

Cirque Dreams Holdings, LLC

Add-on acquisition to VStar Entertainment

Cirque Dreams is a live family entertainment company that combines European cirque-style performance artistry with American circus arts and Broadway theatrics.

Associated Foods Holdings, LLC

Associated Foods is a specialty distributor of food and grocery products to over 290 independent grocery stores in the New York metropolitan area. The Company licenses its “Associated”, “Compare”, “Met Foods”, “Pioneer”, and “MetFresh” proprietary trade names to independent grocery store owners and provides services in the form of grocery distribution, promotions, advertising, financing and customer support.

Location: Port Washington, NY  | Closed: May 2014

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