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Equity Risk Partners Leads Insurance Due Diligence for Gryphon Investors' Acquisition of Lawler Foods

Consumer, Restaurant & Retail

In our most recent transaction, Equity Risk Partners led the insurance due diligence for Gryphon Investor's acquisition of Lawler Foods to expand its premium dessert platform, which includes The Original Cakerie.

Company:  Lawler Foods is a manufacturer of gourmet cheesecakes, cakes and pies that are used in restaurants, hotels and other fine foodservice establishments around the world. Lawler Foods' business has been built on the solid foundation of "home-made" taste and quality, using the finest natural ingredients to bake creamy cheesecakes, moist layer cakes, and grandmother-quality pies. The company operates out of Humble, Texas. Customers include national restaurant chains, wholesale clubs, and retail outlets in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Investor:  

Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors (www.gryphoninvestors.com) is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management. For four consecutive years, Gryphon has been ranked in Preqin’s prestigious quarterly PE report as one of North America’s top-decile firms based on consistency of strong investment returns. With approximately $2 billion of cumulative equity commitments, the firm has an extensive track record of leading equity investments of $35 million to $150 million per portfolio company with sales ranging from approximately $50 million to $500 million. Gryphon prioritizes investment opportunities where it can form proactive partnerships with owners and executives to build leading companies, utilizing Gryphon’s capital, specialized professional resources, and operational expertise.

If you would like more information please contact Michael Marcon at mmarcon@equityrisk.com or (415) 874-7101.