Foley & Lardner represented AUA Private Equity Partners, LLC in connection with its investment in Gourmet Culinary Holdings, LLC, a holding company organized to acquire interests in, and partner with, premium specialty food manufacturers in the United States that focus on culinary solutions for customers in the food service and retail sectors.
These investments include a stake in Neptune, N.J.-based Gourmet Kitchen on March 27, 2019. Gourmet Kitchen is manufacturer of specialty prepared foods for hotels, restaurants, universities, corporate campuses and distributors across the United States.
On April 25, 2019, AUA completed a second investment for the GCH platform by partnering with Kabobs Holdings, a leading manufacturer of hors d’oeuvres, side items and ethnic and breakfast products for food service operators, hotels, convention centers, corporate campuses, professional caterers and universities across the United States and Canada.
The investments in Gourmet Kitchen and Kabobs Holdings will help establish GCH as a leading premium specialty prepared foods platform in the United States.
New York-based AUA Private Equity Partners is an operationally focused, lower middle-market investment firm providing strategic capital to companies in the consumer products and services sectors with a particular focus on family-owned businesses or companies benefiting from the growth of the U.S Hispanic population.
Partners Susan Pravda, Gabor Garai, John Palmer, Casey Fleming and Michael Flanagan led the Foley team, along with Of Counsels Mark Neuberger and Dorothy Watson; Senior Counsels Sarah Null and Joshua Roling; and Associates Alicia D’Alba and Alexander Miska.