Riverside Partners with Flavor and Specialty Ingredients Companies.

Riverside is attracted to the global market for unique specialty ingredients

  • Positive growth trends in the overall flavor industry, particularly among mid-sized and smaller companies

  • Consumer trends shifting towards clean label ingredients and healthier products which has created additional growth opportunities

  • Increased focus and regulatory scrutiny on food safety, enabling best-in-class companies to differentiate themselves

  • Large, fragmented small-end of the market, which presents a meaningful opportunity
    for consolidation

Riverside is a premier value-added partner in the flavor and specialty ingredients industries

  • Conducted extensive research and has ongoing dialogue with industry experts, strategic players, and flavor & ingredient companies

  • Formed an exclusive advisory board consisting of individuals with extensive industry expertise and talent

  • Established value-added relationships with food & beverage supply chain companies, end-market food & beverage brands, and food safety service providers

  • Built a dedicated team evaluates and sources potential add-on targets

  • Executed award-winning investments with partnerships like Tate’s and MEC3
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Riverside’s operating-intensive approach can help accelerate growth

Riverside seeks flavor & specialty ingredients partners with:

Market Leadership            Outstanding Reputation
Strong Value Proposition Multiple Growth Opportunities

Riverside Adds Value for Our Partners 

  • Synergistic cross-selling with existing Riverside investments in the food and specialty ingredients market

  • Riverside Toolkit which includes over 40 vetted experts who consult on specific functional areas such as pricing, strategic planning, executive recruitment, and global sourcing and procurement

  • Origination team of over 20 individuals who are dedicated to sourcing proprietary domestic and international add-on acquisitions

  • Strategic sourcing between our portfolio companies, resulting in almost $10 million in annual savings

Riverside Flavor & Specialty Ingredients Experts

Lanrichard2website Richard Lan Senior Advisor New York
Dellymattwebsite2 Matthew Delly Director of Research Cleveland +1 216 344 1162
We look to leverage our global footprint, extensive operating know-how, and broad network to assist management teams in driving above-market growth and operational savings.

Riverside has extensive experience partnering with companies in the food and beverage industry.

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Parker Products

Invested
October 2017
Status
Active
Industry
Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Manufacturer of specialty ingredients for food and beverage companies

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MEC3

Invested
February 2014
Status
Exited
Industry
Consumer Brands, Specialty Manufacturing & Distribution
Region
Europe
Business Unit
Riverside Europe, Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Developer and manufacturer of ingredients for gelato and other foods

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Tate's Bake Shop

Tate's Bake Shop

Invested
September 2014
Status
Exited
Industry
Consumer Brands
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of premium cookie and baked goods

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NuStef Foods

Invested
January 2017
Status
Active
Industry
Consumer Brands
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Manufacturer of Italian-inspired pizelle waffle cookies and artisan crackers

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YumEarth

Invested
August 2015
Status
Active
Industry
Consumer Brands
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of natural and organic treats

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Alchemy

Invested
December 2012
Status
Exited
Industry
Education & Training, Business Services
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Micro-Cap
Strategy
Private Equity

Provider of food and workplace safety training solutions

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FoodState

Invested
April 2011
Status
Exited
Industry
Consumer Brands
Region
North America
Business Unit
Riverside Capital Appreciation
Strategy
Private Equity

Manufacturer and distributor of whole food, nutritional supplements

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E&A Scheer

Invested
February 2019
Status
Active
Industry
Consumer Brands
Region
Europe
Business Unit
Riverside Europe
Strategy
Private Equity

Specialist in connecting Rum suppliers with Rum brands and distributors

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The Riverside Company - Flavor Advisory Board Overview


The Riverside Company’s Flavor & Specialty Ingredient focused team has assembled a knowledge base in the industry over the last several years. However, we would not mistakenly consider ourselves to be ‘experts’ by any means. To assist the Riverside team in further enhancing our intelligence profile and to effectively evaluate potential opportunities and develop strategies, we have assembled a targeted group of specialized consultants as the ‘Flavor Advisory Board.’

The advisory board is a mix of ‘real’ industry experts who have multiple decades of personal flavor & specialty ingredient experience and possess unique/differentiated skill sets (from R&D and flavor chemists, to sales & marketing, global business development, leadership, strategic initiative execution, acquisition integration, long range planning, etc.) and armed with a global perspective. These individuals can add significant value and provide actionable solutions and guidance to any company in the food & beverage supply chain.

Flavor Advisory Board Members



Skip Rosskam

Former President & CEO, owner at David Michael & Co

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Brendan Naulty

Current President Sweeteners & Natural Ingredients at Manus Bio. Former Senior Vice President at Ajinomoto North America, Inc. and Director Food Ingredients at Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

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Domenick Luccarelli

Development at IFF, Firmenich, Symrise, AM Todd, WILD Flavors, Del-Val Food Ingredients

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Brian Vogt

Current CEO at the Brisan Group (flavor & specialty ingredient industry consulting firm)

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Brandon Brown

Former CFO at Foodarom, and senior financial roles at ConAgra, Kerry Group, Butterball

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