“We are confident Aurora is the right partner for Universal Pure at this stage of its development, and with their partnership, we are excited to continue adding to the solutions we offer our customers and to execute on our many growth initiatives.”
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) November 02, 2022
Universal Pure Holdings, LLC (“Universal Pure”) is pleased to announce the company is now a part of Aurora Capital Partners (Aurora). Universal Pure is the largest independent provider of high-pressure processing (“HPP”) and related food safety and technical services for cold chain-oriented human and pet food customers. The transaction with Aurora follows a successful tenure with Tilia Holdings, including exponential and rapid growth both commercially and geographically for Universal Pure. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Jeff Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Universal Pure, and the current executive leadership team will continue to lead the company’s operations. Jeff comments, “Aurora has a well-deserved reputation of partnering with management teams to help accelerate growth. We are confident they are the right partner for Universal Pure at this stage of its development, and with their partnership, we are excited to continue adding to the solutions we offer our customers and to execute on our many growth initiatives.”
Founded in 2001, Universal Pure is the HPP partner of choice to food, beverage, and pet food manufacturers in North America and pairs that leadership position with an unrivaled suite of value-added services, including cold storage, bottling, kitting and assembly, dry aging, tempering, and inventory management. HPP is a unique technology that utilizes water and pressure to inactivate food-borne pathogens without the use of chemicals or other additives while also dramatically extending product shelf life without compromising nutritional value, taste, or texture. The Company’s footprint includes eight facilities positioned nationwide across major shipping lanes and distribution centers in the U.S.
About Aurora Capital Partners
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm with over $4.5 billion in assets under management. Founded in 1991, the firm focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth in partnership with management. Aurora provides unique resources to its portfolio companies through its Strategy & Operations Program and its team of experienced operating advisors. Aurora's investors include leading public and corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations active in private equity investing. For more information about Aurora Capital Partners, please visit: http://www.auroracap.com.
About Universal Pure
Universal Pure is the largest provider of HPP and food safety solutions across the cold chain and is dedicated to helping ensure the safety and quality of food and beverage products. Universal Pure operates 20 HPP machines across a strategic facility network of locations in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Through its facility footprint, totaling 1.1 million square feet, the company delivers an integrated end-to-end solution and is a trusted partner in refrigerated and frozen storage, HPP, beverage bottling, kitting and assembly, tempering, and other value-added cold chain services. For more information about Universal Pure, please visit: http://www.universalpure.com.