Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Davis Wright Tremaine is a full-service law firm with approximately 600 attorneys operating across our eight offices throughout the United States. We are proud to have one of the most comprehensive and coordinated food and beverage legal teams in the country. Our clients include food and beverage producers and distributors, packaged food companies, restaurants, franchisors, licensors, retailers, wineries, breweries and distilleries, importers, and wholesalers. We facilitate game-changing industry mergers and acquisitions, and litigate and resolve “bet-the-farm” disputes for food and beverage clients facing those transformational events.
Clif Bar & Company
Clif Bar & Company crafts nutritious and organic foods for every moment in your day and everybody in your family with iconic brands such as CLIF, LUNA and CLIF KID. As a company grounded in doing business differently and with purpose, Clif Bar is committed to sustaining its people, community, planet, brands and business.
New Hope Network
The New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors, service providers and ingredient suppliers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. Through its mission to grow healthy markets, the New Hope Network helps businesses identify the people, products, partnerships and trends that create opportunities to grow businesses and bring more health to more people.
Aspect Consumer Partners
Aspect Consumer Partners is a leading, independent mergers and acquisitions, strategic and corporate finance advisory firm focused on advising consumer companies in healthy, active and sustainable living. Aspect Consumer Partners acts as trusted advisor to leading consumer products companies and their owners, offering thoughtful and innovative solutions backed by decades of experience. Our services include M&A advisory (sell-side and buy-side), valuation services, strategic alternatives evaluation, corporate finance advisory and strategic planning. Aspect Consumer Partners has unparalleled expertise and has advised on transactions with completed value in excess of $66 billion. What sets us apart? Experience. Focus. Integrity. Results.
Bank of America
Bank of America understands the powerful role it can plays in helping customers and communities navigate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy, and has committed to provide $125 billion in financial and intellectual capital to help develop solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges. The cornerstone of its environmental business strategy is to finance opportunities that create positive environmental change and enables people and institutions to invest in environmental sustainability. Visit www.bankofamerica.com/environment to learn more.
BPM LLP is one of the 50 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country. With more than 600 professionals in the United States – as well as an office in Bengaluru – we help clients succeed around the world. BPM’s Consumer Business Industry Group understands the multifaceted sectors that make up the consumer industry – from online retail to food and beverage industries. Alongside our corporate tax, R&D tax and audit services, we provide world-class bookkeeping, outsourced accounting, and advisory services that span from Valuations and Appraisals to Managed IT Services.
We offer a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to the best and most qualified resources. To learn more, visit us at http://bpmcpa.com
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Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides comprehensive business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals nationwide. With a commitment to people, we value a culture dedicated to serving our clients’ needs in an effort to protect their valuable assets and assist in making smart decisions for their business or family.Visit the Website
Shore Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm with offices in Nashville, is focused on microcap investments within the Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Business Services, and Real Estate industries. Shore supports management partners with capital, business development expertise, and industry knowledge to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, and generate value for shareholders. Shore targets investments in proven, successful private companies with superior management teams, stable cash flow, and significant growth potential, including organic growth and growth through industry consolidation. Shore has $2 billion of equity capital under management through various investment vehicles. For more information, please visit: www.shorecp.com.Visit the Website
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Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on experience and knowledge of their clients’ industries, they are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, they have provided creative and effective legal solutions for their clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence.Visit the Website
BraunHagey & Borden
BraunHagey & Borden LLP is a boutique law firm based in San Francisco and New York. BHB represents leading emerging and high growth companies with an emphasis on food, beverage, technology and other consumer branded businesses. Our corporate transactional practice specializes in equity and debt financings and mergers and acquisitions with venture and private equity-backed companies. Over the last three years, we have represented our clients in financing and sale transactions with an aggregate value of over $3 billion. In addition to our core venture practice, our team leads public offerings and other SPAC-related transactions, and routinely helps guide companies through high-stakes changes of control and founder transition events with minimal business disruption.Visit the Website
Planet FWD is the leading carbon assessment platform for consumer brands. 68% of global emissions come from consumer products. Together, we can tackle that.Visit the Website
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Wendel Rosen LLP
Wendel Rosen has been a leader in sustainability for the past 20 years. Establishing ourselves as the first certified green law firm, founding a Green Business Practice serving companies focused on sustainability, and helping draft Benefit Corporation legislation for the State of California – we live our values. We represent food and beverage companies large and small. While these companies share the basic legal needs of any business, there are areas that require extra consideration, from relationships with co-packers and suppliers to special labeling laws. The firm’s multi-disciplinary practice balances trusted service with sophisticated advice to help our clients navigate entity formation, regulatory compliance, contracts, investment, brand management and protection, employment matters, litigation, and M&A. For more, please visit www.wendel.com.Visit the Website
Parabolic is an Oakland and Detroit based shopper marketing agency that creates Ideas with Trajectory: insights-based concepts and innovative activations to help brands with a mission grow by understanding the needs of retailers and shoppers, giving them both reasons to buy. Backed by decades of “big CPG” experience, we help plan, sell in, and execute integrated “screen to shelf” marketing for new products, new distribution, seasonal campaigns, and other initiatives that drive retail sales for food, snacks, beverages, personal care, and cannabis in natural and mainstream grocery, drug, mass and dispensaries.Visit the Website
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S2G Ventures, the direct investment team of Builders Vision, partners with entrepreneurs who are working on solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges across the food, agriculture, oceans, and clean energy markets. We provide capital, mentorship, and value-added resources to companies pursuing innovative market-based solutions that generate positive social, environmental, and financial returns. We provide our partners with flexible capital solutions that can range from seed and venture funding through growth equity to debt and infrastructure financing. For more information about S2G, visit s2gventures.com, tune-in to our podcast, or connect with us on LinkedIn.Visit the Website
Propeller Industries is a CFO and accounting partner for emerging companies that have outgrown bookkeeping but can’t yet rationalize hiring an in-house team. Propeller has taken clients from seed stage through exit and from $0 to over $100M in revenue, but the firm specializes in funded, consumer products, food & beverage, technology and services firms with annual revenue between $2M and $20M. Selected CPG clients and alumni include Krave Jerky, Sir Kensington’s, Chameleon Cold Brew and Kite Hill Foods. Consumer and tech clients include Casper, Giphy and TheSkimm.Visit the Website