“We needed to see a fit with a private equity partner and with Frontenac we have an alignment of values and they’re people we can work with on a daily basis.”

David Noland

Mercer Foods

CEO1ST Partner

Dave Noland has been with Mercer Foods for 25+ years, taking over as CEO from his father-in-law in 1995. Under his leadership Mercer has solidly established itself as a leading provider of freeze-dried products.


Company Overview

Mercer Foods is a California-based industrial food processor specializing in dehydration – specifically the freeze drying of fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat products – for food manufacturers, foodservice and retail customers.


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We invest in high quality companies, primarily in the food, industrial and services industries. We work with business owners, almost always families, founders or entrepreneurs, as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement and growth planning.

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