GE Antares Capital Finances Snow Phipps’ Acquisition of Teasdale Quality Foods, Inc.

CHICAGO--()--GE Antares, a unit of GE Capital, announced today it is serving as administrative agent on a $104 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of Teasdale Quality Foods, Inc. by Snow Phipps Group, LLC. GE Capital Markets served as lead arranger and bookrunner on this facility.

Headquartered in Atwater, California, Teasdale produces and markets canned hominy and beans, primarily in the Western and Midwestern United States. The company also manufactures a line of sauces, organic beans and other shelf-stable products for national and regional foodservice providers.

“Snow Phipps has a long-standing and valued relationship with GE Antares. Their expertise in the food industry and ability to promptly arrange this financing made them an excellent partner,” said Ian Snow, CEO and managing partner of Snow Phipps.

“Teasdale’s strong culture and management team coupled with Snow Phipps’ expertise in the consumer sector attracted us to this financing opportunity,” said Doug Cannaliato, managing director of GE Antares. "We look forward to supporting management and Snow Phipps as they execute their growth plan.”

About Teasdale Quality Foods, Inc.

Teasdale's roots can be traced back to the 1930's. Inspired by the rich agricultural Central Valley of California, the company is the largest producer and marketer of canned hominy and beans in the Western U.S., as well as a major producer of conventional and organic canned dried beans in the Midwest. In addition to serving the Hispanic market under its Teasdale brand and other branded products, the company manufactures shelf stable conventional, organic, Hispanic, ethnic, and kosher hominy and bean products for a variety of national and regional foodservice providers, retailers and consumer brands. For more information visit www.teasdale.net.

About Snow Phipps Group, LLC

Snow Phipps is a private equity firm focused on middle-market control investments. With $1.5 billion of assets currently under management, Snow Phipps targets platform companies with enterprise values ranging from $100 million to $500 million. The firm utilizes an operating partner model to invest across select industries and seek value creation through an operationally focused strategy. To learn more about Snow Phipps, visit www.snowphipps.com.

About GE Antares Capital

GE Antares is a unit of GE Capital. With offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco, GE Antares is a leading middle market lender, offering a “one-stop” source for GE’s lending and other services offered to middle market private equity sponsors. GE Antares was recognized by Private Debt Investor and Private Equity International as 2013 Lender of the Year, North America and Mid-Cap Lender of the Year, North America, respectively. For more information, visit geantares.com.

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Contacts

GE Antares Capital
Alexandra Abrams, 312-441-7356
alexandra.abrams@ge.com
or
GE Capital, Americas
Tara Lambropoulos, 312-441-7854
tara.lambropoulos@ge.com

Contacts

GE Antares Capital
Alexandra Abrams, 312-441-7356
alexandra.abrams@ge.com
or
GE Capital, Americas
Tara Lambropoulos, 312-441-7854
tara.lambropoulos@ge.com