Photo of Columbus/Arbor team courtesy Arbor Investments.
Company: Columbus Manufacturing Inc
Financial Adviser: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Rothschild
Legal adviser: DLA Piper
Lender: BMO, JPMorgan, Bank of America
WHY THEY WON
Columbus sales grew by 50 pct to $304 mln
EBITDA shot up nearly 71 pct
Columbus added 120 new items during Arbor’s tenure
Columbus signed up 30 blue-chip retailers from 2016-2017, including WalMart
Go national. This was Arbor Investments’s simple, but difficult, plan for Columbus Manufacturing, when it acquired the 100-year old deli-meats company in 2012. Columbus was celebrated on the West Coast for its upscale products, which include Crespone salami, slow-aged prosciutto and ...