Dedicated sector focus affords unparalleled insights and access.

Senior members of the Northborne team focus their practice in specific industries. Each maintains an active dialogue with key strategic buyers and industry-centric private equity firms across their assigned industry and sub-sectors. We stay abreast of key trends in our industries and know how best to position our clients to achieve the most successful outcomes.

Food & Consumer

Broad experience across the entire Food & Consumer value chain

Food & Consumer transactions often involve considerations such as brands, consumer preferences, cyclicality, commodity input pricing, customer concentration, and channel conflict. Our Food & Consumer clients benefit from our thorough understanding of all these consumer sector elements, which allows us to optimally position each company and unlock the innate value of the business.

Our Food & Consumer expertise includes the following sectors and sub-sectors:

Food (all aspects of the food chain)

  • Agricultural Products & Services
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Distribution & Retail
  • Food Ingredients
  • Private Label & Contract Manufacturing
  • Restaurants

Consumer Products

  • Apparel & Accessories
  • Home Goods & Household Products
  • Luxury Goods
  • Nutrition & Wellness Products
  • Personal Care
  • Pet Products
  • Sporting Goods & Toys

Retail and Consumer Services

  • Brick-and-Mortar Retail
  • E-commerce / Direct-to-Consumer
  • Franchising
Food & Consumer
Wincraft logo

has been acquired by

Fanatics logo

Wincraft is a leading manufacturer and marketer of sports-licensed hardgood products.

Food & Consumer
Ricker Oil logo

has been acquired by

Giant Eagle logo

Ricker Oil Company is the owner and operator of the Ricker's chain of 56 convenience stores in Indiana.

Food & Consumer
LifeTouch logo

has been acquired by

Shutterfly logo

Lifetouch, Inc. is the largest professional photography company in the world, offering photography services to schools, preschools, churches, sports leagues and consumers.


Leading advisor in healthcare services and medical technology

Northborne’s healthcare team has deep healthcare M&A experience across a full range of healthcare services and medical technology sectors – experience that spans multiple decades, market cycles and evolutions in healthcare delivery and technology.

We have successfully advised dozens of business owners, helping them navigate the ever-changing dynamics of the healthcare market, capitalize on healthcare trends and maximize the value of the businesses they have created.

Our Healthcare team expertise includes a broad range of industry sectors, including:

Provider Services

  • Behavioral Health
  • Consumer-Focused Health Services
  • Physician Services
  • Post-Acute Care
  • Senior-Focused Care

HCIT and Outsourced Services

  • Data Analytics / RCM
  • Digital Health & Engagement
  • EHR & Practice Management Solutions
  • Hospital & Provider Outsourcing
  • Patient & Provider Engagement
  • Payer Services
  • Telemedicine / Virtual Care

Medical Technology

  • Component Suppliers
  • Contract Manufacturers
  • Distribution & Supplies
  • Medical Devices & Equipment
DDS Dentures & Implant Solutions logo

has been acquired by

Affordable Dentures & Implants logo (a portfolio company of Berkshire Partners)

DDS Dentures & Implant Services is a group of 52 supported dental practices in Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas focusing on extractions, removable dentures and implant services.

Netalytics logo

has been acquired by

Prairie Capital logo

Netalytics provides electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management solutions to the substance use disorder (SUD) market focused on opioid use disorder providers.

Champion Manufacturing logo (a portfolio company of
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners)

has been acquired by

DW Healthcare Partners logo

Champion Manufacturing designs and manufactures seating products for the healthcare market.


Depth of experience across multiple specialized industrials sectors

Industrial transactions require sector specialization. Our team has exceptional knowledge and relationships across many of the industrial sub-sectors, which is essential for appropriate positioning and optimal outcomes. We also understand how to position challenging company attributes such as customer/supplier concentration, product/SKU concentration, project-based order dynamics and end customer/industry market dynamics. Nearly 70% of our industrials clients successfully sold their transactions to strategic acquirers, evidence of our in-depth understanding of the sector.

Our Industrials expertise includes the following sectors:


  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Chemicals & Materials
  • Industrial Technology
  • Machinery, Tools & Equipment
  • Packaging


  • Construction & Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Industrial Services

Transportation & Logistics

  • Asset-Light Logistics / Freight Forwarding
  • Asset-Heavy Logistics / Trucking
  • Ports & Terminals
  • Short Line Rail / Rail Services
Tennant Company logo

has sold its Coatings Business to

Sherwin-Williams logo

Tennant Co. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, and its coatings business is a manufacturer of epoxy floor coatings.

RELCO logo

has been acquired by

Koch Separation Solutions logo

RELCO is a leading manufacturer of dairy processing equipment.

Central Maine & Quebec Railway logo (a portfolio company of
Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure)

has been acquired by

Canadian Pacific Railway logo

Central Maine & Quebec Railway owns and operates a regional railroad serving the Northeastern U.S.

Website includes transactions completed by Northborne professionals at prior firms.

Contact us to find out how Northborne can drive value and increase the probability of success of your transaction.


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