Wind Point Partners and portfolio company Stir Foods, a custom manufacturer of soups, sauces, dressings, and fresh salsas for retail, industrial and foodservice customers, are pleased to announce that Stir has acquired Van Law Food Products, a contract manufacturer and private label manufacturer of custom sauces, dressings and beverage products for CPG, retail and foodservice customers. Van Law operates a 300,000 square foot, SQF facility in Fullerton, Calif.
The combination of Stir and Van Law creates a more diversified custom sauce and dressing company with broader packaging capabilities - large and small pouch and a full set of rigid options (plastic and glass) - and more capacity. In addition, both companies share a similar culture focused on delivering custom solutions for customers through innovative products.
Wind Point Partners acquired Stir in December of 2017 in partnership with Milt Liu, a more than 20-year veteran of the food industry. This represents the second add-on acquisition for Stir, following the addition of Sabra's salsa business unit in September 2018. In cooperation with Milt and the management of Stir and Van Law, Wind Point will continue growing the Stir platform through a combination of organic growth and innovation, as well as additional complementary acquisitions like Van Law.
Reed Smith served as legal counsel to Wind Point. Harris Williams served as financial advisor and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck served as legal counsel to Van Law.