Deal of the Year, Middle Market/Overall, 2016: Arbor Investments

Gold Standard Baking, Arbor Investments, croissants, Deal of the Year,
Croissants in production at Gold Standard Baking. Photo courtesy of Gold Standard Baking
  • Company: Gold Standard Baking
  • Lender: GE Capital
  • Legal advisor: DLA Piper
  • Financial adviser: William Blair & Company
  • Sale to Parallel49 Equity generated 9.4x return
  • Deal produced gross IRR of 44 percent
  • Revenue nearly quadrupled while owned by Arbor
  • Total employment increased to over 400 people
Arbor Investments turned its buy of Gold Standard Baking Inc into more than just a sweet deal by boosting the company’s production of croissants five-fold and adding a heaping scoop of new customers. Arbor sold Gold Standard Baking in April 2015 ...

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