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Swander Pace Partners with J.R. Watkins to Build Household & Personal Care Business

Minneapolis/San Francisco (January 18, 2018)

Swander Pace Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in consumer products companies, has acquired the J.R. Watkins Personal Care & Household brand and assets from Watkins, Inc. With 150 years of authentic apothecary heritage, J.R. Watkins offers a broad range of natural personal and home care products sold to leading retailers nationwide. more >


Swander Pace Capital sells Kicking Horse Coffee to Lavazza

Bedminster, NJ (May 24, 2017)

Swander Pace Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in consumer products companies, has sold Kicking Horse Coffee, Ltd., the #1 organic and fair trade coffee roaster in Canada, to Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. in a transaction valuing the company at C$215 million. The firm partnered with Co-Founder Elana Rosenfeld in 2012 and made the investment through its Branch Brook Holdings partnership with Jefferson Capital Partners and United Natural Foods, Inc... more >


Swander Pace Capital invests in Reliance via its Branch Brook Holdings partnership to accelerate growth of PlantFusion brand

New York, NY and San Francisco, CA (January 23, 2017)

Swander Pace Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in investments in consumer products companies, completed its investment in New Jersey-based Reliance Holdings Inc. and its PlantFusion brand. PlantFusion represents one of the leading plant-based protein brands in the natural channel, and Reliance remains a differentiated formulator and manufacturer of powdered vitamin and mineral supplement (VMS) products... more >


Alden's Organic Ice Cream Launches a New Look, a New Take on Classic Ice Cream Flavors, and a New Line of Ice Cream Novelties.

Eugene, OR (March 10, 2016)

Alden’s Organic Ice Cream is rolling out a brand new look, a new take on classic American flavors, and new novelty desserts at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA this week... more >


Swander Pace Capital, Jefferson Capital Partners, and United Natural Foods Form Branch Brook Strategic Partnership

Swander Pace Capital is dedicated to investing in middle-market Swander Pace Capital is dedicated to investing in middle-market consumer products companies with revenues up to $300 million. We target consumer products companies with revenues up to $300 million. We target manufacturers, marketers, and service providers across a broad range of consumer industries... more >


Linda Boardman hired as President of Branch Brook Holdings, LLC

Prior to joining Branch Brook, Boardman served as President of Applegate Farms and held senior roles with Whole Foods Market and Ocean Spray Cranberries. Boardman brings a wealth of experience with natural and organic food companies and understands the requirements to successfully manage rapid sales growth while preserving a company's existing culture... more >

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