June 2017: Origin Merchant Partners Advises Avena Foods on its Sale to Ironbridge Equity Partners.

avenaOrigin Merchant Partners is pleased to announce that Avena Foods Limited (“Avena”) has completed its sale to Ironbridge Equity Partners (“Ironbridge”).

Origin Merchant Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Avena with respect to this transaction.

Avena Foods Limited is a leading supplier of pure, organic certified, gluten-free oats to the North American market through its Purity Protocol farm to table production model. Avena has an established network of over 90 gluten-free and organic oat growers across the Canadian prairies and a dedicated gluten-free and allergen-free milling facility in Regina, SK.

Ironbridge Equity Partners is a Canadian private equity firm whose strategy is to make equity and equity-linked investments in high-quality, mid-market, Canadian private companies. Target industries include consumer and business products and services, manufacturing, and distribution. The operating background of the principals enables Ironbridge to be a high-value partner to management teams as they seek to improve and grow their businesses. Ironbridge’s assets under management are over $400 million.

Origin Senior Leads: Andrew Muirhead, Jim Osler

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