TM Capital Advises Tate’s Bake Shop in its Recapitalization with The Riverside Company

September 2014 | News & Press

TM Capital, a leading middle market investment banking firm with offices in New York, Boston and Atlanta, served as exclusive financial advisor to Tate’s Bake Shop, a leading marketer of premium branded baked goods, in its recapitalization with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm with more than $4.6 billion of capital under management. We assisted Tate’s founder, Kathleen King, in attracting a partner that shares her vision and offers the resources necessary to capitalize on the company’s numerous growth opportunities. This transaction success further highlights TM Capital’s differentiated expertise in realizing premium values for consumer brands.

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– Tate’s is a premium, consumer branded producer of gourmet baked goods renowned nationwide for its signature thin, crispy cookies

– The Company has maintained a distinctive, home-style quality while achieving exceptional growth by strategically expanding distribution across multiple retail channels and geographies to meet fervent consumer demand

– Founded in a quaint Southampton, NY bake shop, Tate’s has established a preferred, national consumer brand through “word-of-mouth” recognition by devoted consumer advocates and widespread media acclaim

– The Riverside Company, a private equity investor in growth companies since 1988, expects to enhance marketing, distribution and production, while retaining the Company’s entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on creativity

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“Bringing on TM Capital was one of the smartest business decisionskathleen king I’ve made. With their expert knowledge, insight, and kindness, the TM team smoothly brought us to the finish line with a partnering company that is a perfect fit for my business. I’m extremely grateful to TM Capital, and I look forward to the next chapter of growth for Tate’s Bake Shop.”

-Kathleen King, CEO, Founder, Tate’s Bake Shop

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