Gould + Ratner


  • A private equity fund purchase of two seed manufacturing and distribution businesses in the upper Midwest for $30 million each, and the accelerated sale of one business for many multiples of old price.
  • A leading branded food company received a venture capital infusion, refinanced bank debt and incentivized management.
  • A leading national food products distribution company purchased separate businesses in New Jersey, Minnesota, Iowa, Georgia, Texas and California and established operations in Canada and Mexico.
  • A rural private equity investment fund made many growth capital investments in agricultural chemical products and seed distribution companies.
  • A Chicago-based consumer branded caramel apple manufacturer obtained Series B financing.
  • A private equity fund purchased for $40 million a Southeastern-based “soil to oil” supply chain manufacturing business with operations throughout the world.
  • A Chicago-based consumer branded gourmet pretzel manufacturer handled many equity, distribution and other strategic transactions.
  • Negotiated an agreement with the City of Chicago for a $4 million grant from the City’s Department of Environment for assistance with the re-development of the R.R. Donnelly building into the city’s first major “Carrier Hotel.”
  • Represented a hospitality company in the disposition of a portfolio of Holiday Inn Hotels, including the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements and all aspects of closing of the transaction.