Sunrise Strategic Partners is aiming to accelerate the next generation of disruptive food and beverage brands with the addition of a new leader and new funding from its partner Trilantic North America….
Private equity firm, L Catterton, announced that it has acquired Kodiak Cakes. Kodiak’s existing shareholders, including Sunrise Strategic Partners, Trilantic North America, and the Company’s founders and management team, will continue to own a significant minority stake in the Company going forward….
Protein remains a major force of attraction for consumers, as is evidenced today by the sale of protein enhanced baking mix and snack brand Kodiak Cakes to private equity firm L Catterton….
Sunrise Strategic Partners announces new funding from its partner, Trilantic North America, solidifying the company’s place as one of the preeminent investors in better-for-you food and beverage and as the largest food and beverage investor on the Front Range….
As a part of this series, Vincent Love sits down to discuss whether fundraising or bootstrapping is the right choice for a brand….
BizWest editor Chris Wood talks with Sunrise Strategic Partners CEO Steve Hughes about what he thinks will generate the growth of natural and organic companies that he might invest in the near future….
The pandemic has changed our lives for good, and that includes our food system. Despite the locavore movement democratizing local, sustainable food more than ever before, experts say that the pandemic may well decimate America’s small farms. Steve Hughes weighs in….
The biggest U.S. food makers, already dealing with increased competition and shifting consumer tastes, now face an additional threat: supermarkets are taking away prime shelf space….
As plant-based, keto, and dairy-free continue to be the top buzz words in the food industry throughout 2019, entrepreneurs who are reinventing nostalgic sweet snacks with a healthy and clean twist are also increasingly attracting private capital….
In an interview for Taste Radio, Steve Hughes reflects upon his career and his role in shaping the current market for natural food. He also discusses Sunrise’s investment philosophy, why the funding environment for natural CPG companies is “capitalism at its absolute best,” and what he sees as the most exciting development for consumer brands….