Private Equity Firm Acquires Gehl Foods
Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, acquired Gehl Foods, a Germantown, Wis.-based manufacturer of dairy-based products, including cheese sauces, puddings, yogurt and nutritional beverages available through foodservice and retail channels.
Wind Point partnered with Eric Beringause, who is joining as Gehl Foods’ chief executive officer. Beringause, who most recently served as CEO of Advanced Refreshment, maintains 30 years of experience in consumer packaged goods. Previously, he was chief executive officer of Sturm Foods, and president of Alcoa Consumer Products.
“I’m very excited to be joining the team at Gehl Foods,” adds Beringause. “Under the leadership of previous CEO Katherine Gehl and her team, Gehl Foods has an exceptional track record of food safety and manufacturing high-quality products. The facilities in Germantown and West Bend have been well-invested and maintained and serve as a strong foundation for continued success. I look forward to working with the entire team at Gehl Foods to continue the tradition of providing customers with consistently high-quality products.”