CEO1st Partners

Mercer Foods

Industrial Food Processor


Modesto, CA


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.


A family business founded in 1980, Frontenac recapitalized the company in partnership with family owners in 2011. Since closing the company has returned capital to shareholders via a dividend recapitalization.


One South Wacker
Suite 2980
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: 312.368.0044

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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