LNK Partners to sell Niman Ranch, Natural Food Holdings, to Perdue Farms

LNK Partners said Tuesday it agreed to sell Niman Ranch, together with its parent company Natural Food Holdings, to Perdue Farms. Financial terms weren’t announced. Natural Food Holdings makes and markets fresh and prepared protein products, including pork. Niman Ranch, the company’s flagship brand, is an all-natural brand of pork, beef, and lamb. Natural Food Holdings was advised by Houlihan Lokey while Perdue Farms was advised by Moelis & Co.


Leonard Green, TPG and others complete take-private acquisition of Life Time Fitness

An investor group led by Leonard Green & Partners and TPG has closed its previously announced take-private buy of Chanhassen, Minnesota-based health club chain Life Time Fitness Inc. The deal is valued at more than $4 billion. Also, LNK Partners and Bahram Akradi, chairman and CEO of Life Time, were among the transaction’s key investors. As a result of the acquisition’s completion, Life Time has stopped trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

LNK Partners Appoints Business Development Partner

Consumer/retail sector-focused LNK Partners has appointed Patrick J. Boroian as a partner focused on business development. Prior to joining LNK, Boroian spent over 10 years as a partner at Brockway Moran & Partners, where he led the firm’s business development activities.

LNK Partners Names Kayvan Heravi a Managing Director

LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer/retail sector, has promoted Kayvan Heravi from the post of principal to managing director. Heravi joined the firm at its inception in 2005. PRESS RELEASE: LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer/retail sector, is pleased to announce the naming of Kayvan Heravi as a Managing Director. […]

Phil Marineau Joins LNK Partners

Phil Marineau has joined LNK Partners, a private equity firm focused on the consumer/retail sector, as a partner. He most recently was president of Quaker Oats Co., and previously served as CEO for both Levi Strauss & Co. and Pepsi North America.

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