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Peak Rock Capital adds to portfolio with Ziyad Brothers deal

AUSTIN, TEXAS — An affiliate of personal funding agency Peak Rock Capital has accomplished the acquisition of Ziyad Brothers. Financial phrases of the transaction weren’t disclosed.

Founded as a small bakery in 1966 in Chicago, Ziyad has grown into an omni-channel supplier of branded Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Foods. The firm has a product portfolio of greater than 800 stock-keeping items to which can be offered by specialty grocers, supermarkets, nationwide accounts and e-commerce platforms. Its personal branded merchandise embody packaged fruit, syrup, honey, jam, spices, rice, grains, olives, beans, frozen meals and drinks.

The firm has distribution services in Cicero, Ill.; Kerney, NJ; and Ontario, Calif.

“Ziyad represents a unique opportunity to invest in an exceptional business and team that has differentiated itself as the unparalleled authority on Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine,” stated Steve Martinez, president of Peak Rock. “Ziyad’s history of service and dedication to its partners’ and customers’ success, coupled with its strong and consistent track record of growth, make it an ideal platform investment for Peak Rock. We are looking forward to partnering with the company to accelerate the execution of strategic growth investments.”

Nassem Ziyad, who has been named chief government officer of Ziyad following the transaction, stated the transfer positions the corporate for “continued rapid growth across products, brands and retailers.”

The acquisition of Ziyad Brothers represents Peak Rock’s thirteenth funding within the meals and beverage business in recent times. Other firms in Peak Rock’s portfolio embody Shipley Do-Nut Flour & Supply Co., Halo Foods Ltd., Turkey Hill, Pretzels Inc., Louisiana Fish Fry, TNT Crust, Diamond Crystal Brands, Berner Food & Beverage and Natural American Foods.

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