HC Private Investments’ Partnership With Epicurean Butter Co.

Winston & Strawn LLP served as legal counsel to HCPI. Integris Partners served as financial advisor to Epicurean Butter. Signature Bank provided debt financing for the transaction.

HC Private Investments is a Chicago-based private investment firm, focused on making investments between $5 million to $30 million in lower middle-market manufacturing businesses within the consumer and industrial markets.

Epicurean Butter Company, Inc. is a market-leading manufacturer of finishing butters for the retail and foodservice industries.

As part of the partnership, Janey and John Hubschman, the co-founders, are remaining in senior leadership roles and maintaining a significant minority ownership stake in the Company. Additionally, HCPI is providing capital that will support the Company’s strong sales growth and ability to execute on strategic investments in manufacturing capabilities and personnel to better serve the Company’s existing customer base.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Winston team was led by Matt Bergmann (Picture), John Glassgow and Nick Golem, and also includes Kyle Trilling, Dania Sharma, Brad Mandel, Lindsay Shake, Andrew Betaque and Danielle Marr.

Involved fees earner: Matthew Bergmann – Winston & Strawn; Andrew Betaque – Winston & Strawn; John Glassgow – Winston & Strawn; Nicholas Golem – Winston & Strawn; Bradley Mandel – Winston & Strawn; Danielle Olson Marr – Winston & Strawn; Lindsay Shake – Winston & Strawn; Dania Sharma – Winston & Strawn; Kyle Trilling – Winston & Strawn;

Law Firms: Winston & Strawn;

Clients: HC Private Investments;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti