FAMILY-OWNED COMPANY INVESTING ITS OWN CAPITAL
Founders is a family-owned company that invests its own capital and applies operating know-how to build a group of thriving food businesses and exceptional partnerships we can all be proud of.
LONG HISTORY & AFFILIATIONS
Our partners combine deep operating knowledge with over 30 years’ experience making control investments in over 80 private companies. We have a track record of transacting with speed and price certainty as a group of highly experienced partners investing our own capital.
BUILDING A FAMILY OF THRIVING FOOD BUSINESSES AND EXCEPTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
We are building a family of related food businesses in mature, stable food segments, including:
Specialty Protein (Purewater Foods)
Confectionary / Edible Gifts (Ganache Gourmet)
Prepared, Ready-to-Eat Foods (Freshstone Kitchen)
Other food industry sub-sectors (New Platform Acquisitions)
Download our company storyboard for a snapshot overview of our business and to see how our group of companies is organized.
Download our company timeline for a snapshot overview of who we are and to see how our group of companies has evolved over time.
Solely focused on food businesses, along with related real estate investments.
Geographic focus across Canada and Midwest / Western US, extending to Eastern US within existing business segments.
Acquisitions of new businesses from $15 to $75 million in Enterprise Value; no size limitation for add-on acquisitions to existing businesses
Preference for mature and durable businesses that are cash-flow generative, and include manufacturing assets.
Opportunity to leverage Founders’ operating know-how to create value over the long term.
Opportunity for the business platform to create a bigger future.
Opportunity to create mutual benefit among the Founders Group of Food Companies.
New Business Platforms
Founders is actively seeking to add new food business platforms.
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Industriousness and humility.
Resilience and experience.
Renewal, safe return, good luck and happiness.
We ensure alignment of interests across all stakeholders, including transparent ownership rights and structures.
REFINE STRATEGY & BUILD ORGANIZATION CAPABILITY
We partner with companies in creating a strategic road-map with a focus on an inspiring company vision as well as a focus on value creation through building Organization Capability.
We engage as an active Chairman and Board, creating freedom within a framework.
We have a values-driven mindset and culture.
Our core mindsets and behaviors include: 'Love of Food', 'Always Improving', 'Be Ambitious', 'Freedom within a Framework', 'Stakeholder-oriented', 'People Matter', 'Build Organization Capability' and 'Winning with Customers & Consumers'.
INVEST, BUILD, AND HOLD
We are business builders (vs. investors), with an explicit intention to own our group of companies indefinitely.
"We imagine a decentralized but integrated group of food companies,
each with the vision and ambition to be more tomorrow than they are today,
where teams are continuously focused on winning in the marketplace,
developing the strength and scalability of themselves and their businesses,
creating working lives that are more rewarding for all, and making a positive impact on society.”
Founders Group of Food Companies Inc.
1111 West Hastings St., Suite 200
Vancouver, BC V6E 2J3 Canada
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Lisa van Koll, Controller
+1 (604) 646-4369
Faye Evangelista, FP&A Manager
+1 (604) 363-9409
Vlad Manchash, Associate
+1 (778) 874-8216
Vinah Bosire, Origination & Transactions
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