DCF and DTCF Canada Advise on the Sale of a Leading Fair Trade, Organic Coffee Roasting Business
Transaction highlights cross-border transaction experience in food & beverage sector
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”) assisted Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance Canada Inc. (“DTCF Canada”) in acting as financial advisor to Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd. (“KHC”) on its sale to Branch Brook Holdings, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
DCF assisted DTCF Canada throughout the transaction, including the development of marketing materials and identification of potentially interested parties, facilitating the diligence process and assisting with transaction negotiations.
About Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd.
Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd. is a leading organic and fair-trade certified coffee roaster in the Canadian retail market. KHC’s products are widely distributed in top grocery retailers across Canada and in select retailers in the U.S. Founded in 1996, the company moved into the niche health foods market by going 100% Certified Organic in 2003 and later to 100% Certified Fair Trade in 2007.
About Branch Brook Holdings, LLC
Branch Brook Holdings, LLC represents a strategic partnership between Swander Pace Capital, Jefferson Capital Partners, and United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI). Formed in 2012, Branch Brook Holdings invests in organic and natural consumer product companies and benefits from enhanced access to UNFI’s distribution network and services. In addition, a value-added partnership with Swander Pace Capital and Jefferson Capital Partners brings best practices and contacts through their long histories of growing and developing companies in the consumer sector. (Excerpted from Branch Brook public disclosure filings).