Silverwood Partners provides a combination of in-depth industry knowledge

…and high quality transaction expertise to public and private companies in the Consumer and Premium CPG sectors. Silverwood’s insight into the key issues, strategic options, and valuation parameters in Consumer sector enables the firm to more accurately define or refine business strategies, identify viable investment banking alternatives, and structure the most favorable transactions for the firm’s clients.

Silverwood maintains an active dialogue with large food and beverage buyers and private equity firms with an interest in the technology industry:

Proprietary industry knowledge base – constantly updated by active presence at industry trade shows and a growing network of industry advisers
Industry analyses are widely disseminated to over 10,000 contacts throughout the institutional community

Focus on the Healthy/Active Living and Premium Consumer Products Subsectors

  • Food and Beverage (Natural, Organic, Functional)
  • Wellness, Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements
  • Personal Care
  • Outdoor Recreation; Sports and Fitness
  • LOHAS and Sustainability

Relationships, Reputation, Results

  • Organizes and hosts networking events at major industry trade shows – attendees typically include key consumer company executives and investors focused on the consumer sector
  • Presents unique opportunity for industry professionals to interact and network in a collegiate setting

Affiliation with Silverwood Organic Farm

From farm to firm, growth is our business. Silverwood Partners affiliation with Silverwood Organic Farm gives our bankers a truly unique and inside perspective on the trends of the organic consumer. This 300 year old historic farmland is situated on over 100 acres of owned and leased land in eastern Massachusetts.

Silverwood Organic Farm’s mission is to reclaim and restore historic farmland as a community resource for the production of certified organic, locally grown produce using sustainable farming methods.

Private Placement Success Factors

It is not enough to get an initial meeting with a potential investor. Between the initial meeting and a successful closing are many months of negotiations and in-depth due diligence. A successful placement requires engaging multiple investors in additional discussion and due diligence after the first contact, converting that interest into term sheets, and managing a group of professional deal makers through to a transaction closing.

M&A Success Factors

Silverwood’s objective is to maximize the sale price by identifying and working with buyers who are most likely to pay a premium price. From the tactical perspective, Silverwood uses its findings and the client’s preferences to develop a recommended pricing strategy and procedures for the sale. Ultimately, the selected approach may be a negotiated sale with the highest potential buyer, a limited auction, or a wide auction. Regardless of approach, an important aspect of any sale process is to create competition among buyers to maximize the sale price and optimize transaction terms.

Recent Transactions

Consumer Team


"The Silverwood Partners team ran a comprehensive process and were thorough in exploring M&A possibilities for Caringo. DataCore is a great strategic partner for the business."



Chief Executive Officer



“The Silverwood team was great to work with and achieved an outstanding result.  Silverwood drove the sale process, brought a wide range of bidders forward for consideration, and provided the investors and Board with multiple compelling alternatives.  Ultimately, Silverwood provided invaluable counsel as … joined with the ideal strategic partner … Kudos for a job well done.  I look forward to working with Jonathan and the Silverwood team again in the future.”


Founder & CEO

Livestreaming Camera Company


“We are pleased to have found a great partner for the Brands Within Reach business as NewAge moves in a different strategic direction with ARIIX and our direct selling/e-commerce initiatives. Silverwood Partners ran a comprehensive process and delivered a range of alternatives for review – we appreciate the industry expertise and guidance of the Silverwood team.”


Chief Executive Officer

NewAge, Inc.





"Silverwood Partners led us to a successful transaction within a short period of time. They identified a broad range of strategic players within the emerging natural and organic space as well as relevant financial players. They were responsive to our short lead times and provided value added support to extend our limited resources when we needed it. They were great partners, making the process easy as well as enjoyable. We intend to use them again as we expand our business model in the future. "


Chief Executive Officer

Healthy Mama Holdings LLC





“Silverwood has long been the gold standard for understanding the emerging food and beverage industry, their innovators and the consumers they serve. Their consumer investment banking team has played the critical role in partnering with great CPG brands at the right time and in the right way, taking them to greater success.”


Chief Executive Officer

Kohnstamm Communications





“The team was great to work with. The process produced a range of alternatives, and we closed with an acquirer that has the resources to drive our business into the next phase.”


Chief Executive Officer





“Silverwood Partners went above and beyond as our investment banker and was highly responsive in guiding us through a fast-changing market environment.  The firm’s deep network of industry advisors and strategic partners provided us with a really strong look at the options available, and ultimately resulted in a perfect transaction counterpart for us. Silverwood was disciplined and structured yet also creative in identifying a range of alternatives involving industry-leading strategic and financial players. Kudos on a job well done, and thanks to the Silverwood team.”


Founder & CEO

Purple Carrot