NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Golub Capital announced today that it has provided a new senior debt facility to Breyers Yogurt Company, a portfolio company of Catterton Partners.
Breyers Yogurt Company is the largest independent yogurt company and one of the most widely recognized yogurt brands in the United States. Its products include Breyers Fruit-on-the-Bottom, Breyers Light, Breyers Disney and the recently launched Breyers Inspirations yogurts as well as YoCrunch. The new facility provided by Golub will be used to support the Company’s continued growth and market expansion.
“This is our second deal with Catterton Partners, and we are pleased to be working with them again on what we see as a unique opportunity to support industry leading brands,” said Golub Capital Senior Managing Director Andy Steuerman. “Catterton has a record of success in building consumer brands, and they are committed to helping these companies achieve their full potential.”
Scott Dahnke, Managing Partner of Catterton Partners, said, “Breyers Yogurt Company has achieved strong growth and operating performance. The financing provided by Golub Capital, who has been a good partner to us, will help ensure that the Company maintains a strong balance sheet and has the resources necessary to continue this momentum.”
About Golub Capital
Golub Capital is a leading provider of financing solutions for the middle market, including one-loan financings (through the firm’s proprietary GOLD facility), senior, second lien and subordinated debt, preferred stock and co-investment equity. Golub Capital was named “Mezzanine Financing Agent of the Year” for 2009 by the M&A Advisor, “M&A Lender of the Year” for 2008 by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine, and “Middle Market Lender of the Year” for 2008 by Buyouts. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.golubcapital.com.
About Catterton Partners
With more than $2.3 billion under management, Catterton Partners is a leading private equity firm in the United States focused exclusively on the consumer industry. Since its founding in 1990, Catterton has leveraged its investment capital, strategic and operating skills, and network of industry contacts to establish one of the strongest investment track records in the consumer industry. More information about the firm can be found at http://www.cpequity.com/.
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SOURCE: Golub Capital
CONTACT: Andy Steuerman, Senior Managing Director, Golub Capital,
+1-212-660-7280, [email protected]; or Eric Brielmann or Andi Salas,
Contacts for Catterton Partners, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher,