Houlihan Lokey Advises Gold Coast Bakeries

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce that Gold Coast Bakeries, LLC, a portfolio company of GESD Capital Partners (GESD), has been acquired by an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital. The transaction closed on July 14, 2017.

Founded in 1989 and based in Santa Ana, California, Gold Coast Bakeries provides a broad array of fresh and frozen specialty and organic bread, buns, rolls, and sweet goods for distribution to leading consumer packaged goods companies, grocery retailers, and foodservice customers. Gold Coast Bakeries operates out of two USDA organic-certified facilities, in California and Illinois, where it produces, packages, and distributes products nationwide. Over more than 25 years, Gold Coast Bakeries has earned an exceptional reputation for its great tasting, innovative products and impeccable customer service.

GESD is a private equity firm specializing in investments in family-owned or owner-managed recapitalizations, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, turnaround, growth financings, asset acquisitions, bankruptcy reorganizations, industry consolidation, and going-private transactions of middle-market companies. The firm primarily invests in the consumer, restaurant, entertainment, and business services sectors.

Peak Rock Capital is a leading middle-market private equity firm that makes equity and debt investments in companies in North America and Europe. Peak Rock Capital focuses on investing in opportunities where it can support senior management in driving rapid growth and profit improvement through operational and strategic change. Peak Rock Capital's principals have deep expertise in complex situations and cross-border transactions, with the ability to provide tailored capital solutions and close transactions quickly where speed and certainty are priorities.

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