Harvest Partners SCF, LP Announces Investment in Gehl Foods
Harvest Partners SCF, LP (“HP SCF”), the non-control private equity strategy of Harvest Partners, LP, announced today that HP SCF has led an investment in Gehl Foods (“Gehl”), a Wind Point portfolio company and leading co-manufacturer of shelf-stable, dairy-based food and beverage products.
Founded in 1896 and owned by Wind Point since 2015, Gehl Foods is a recognized leader in the aseptic manufacturing space, offering a breadth of packaging formats and geographic reach. The Company’s products, including shelf-stable, dairy-based foods such as cheese sauces, puddings and yogurt as well as nutritional and specialty beverages, are sold through both foodservice and retail channels. With over 120 years of dairy experience, Gehl continues to be a pioneer of low-acid aseptic processing, and is committed to continually improving and diversifying its production capabilities.
Sean Murphy, partner and co-head for HP SCF, said, “We are delighted to be participating in this investment opportunity and value the partnership with Wind Point. The combination of Gehl Foods and California Natural Products, both market-leaders, will further enhance the company’s service offering across large and growing end markets.”