Entrepreneurial Equity Partners (“e2p”), a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on the food and consumer packaged goods industries, announced today that it has invested in Organic Milling Inc. (“Organic Milling” or the “Company”). Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in San Dimas, California, Organic Milling is a leading contract manufacturer of “better-for-you” cereal, granola, snacks, and ingredients for leading brands and private label customers. The Company provides customers a broad range of processing and packaging options with a focus on organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free. Primary product offerings include a variety of granolas and extruded items such as rice crisps, high-fiber twigs, flakes, and coated puffs. Organic Milling has a 60-year tradition of innovation and quality and operates out of three facilities in San Dimas, including an SQF Level 3-certified manufacturing facility.
e2p Managing Partner Mark Burgett said, “Through a partnership-based approach, Organic Milling offers customers a unique value proposition by providing the scale and efficiency required to compete in the marketplace, including the flexibility and customization desired to create a unique and differentiated product. We are thrilled to be working with the entire team at Organic Milling and look forward to driving further growth through customer and geographical expansion and additional product offerings.”
Organic Milling CEO Wolfgang Buehler commented, “This partnership with e2p is exciting for Organic Milling. The Company has continued to grow with our focus on organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free products. With customer demand for healthy and convenient food options rapidly increasing, Organic Milling is poised to reach new levels of growth. We are excited to capitalize on the e2p team’s experience and expertise in the food and consumer packaged goods industries, and together, we will continue building out our customer base and further driving growth.”
About Entrepreneurial Equity Partners
e2p is a middle market, Chicago-based private equity firm focused on control-oriented investments in the food and consumer packaged goods industries. e2p’s team of professionals includes experienced food and consumer packaged goods executives and investors who bring an entrepreneurial mindset and extensive industry networks to supporting and collaborating with portfolio company teams. For further information, please visit www.e2pcapital.com.
About Organic Milling Inc.
Organic Milling is a leading contract manufacturer of “better-for-you” cereal, granola, snacks and ingredients for leading brands and private label customers. For nearly 60 years, Organic Milling has provided customers with the capability and flexibility to meet their product goals and needs with a broad range of processing and packaging options. For further information, please visit www.organicmilling.com.