Columbus Nova MB, LLC (CNMB), is excited to announce its latest investment in the Baikal platform – Rotunda Capital Partners, LLC (Rotunda Capital) acquisition of IF&P Foods, LLC (IF&P). A leader in produce distribution, IF&P, provides fresh and packaged produce varieties, as well as partially prepared meal components, to roughly 7,500 customers throughout the Midwest, including grocery stores, restaurants, schools and food management companies. This recent Baikal investment is the 6th direct equity investment completed by the Baikal Group. CNMB and the Baikal group are pleased to be part of a family and founder-owned distribution company that has significant growth potential in order to meet industry demands.  The investment underwriting and documentation process was managed by Helen Hester and Matt Decker at CNMB.

The Baikal Program is comprised of discrete, individually pledged Limited Partnership pass-through vehicles. Baikal aggregates accredited individual and small institutional capital commitments and then invests them into specific lower middle market oriented private equity, mezzanine, special situation and SBIC-backed investment funds (the “Underlying Funds”). Baikal also aggregates investor commitments and invests directly into operating businesses being formed or recapitalized by seasoned and experienced investment professionals.

About CNMB

CNMB is a manager of investment portfolios through its separate account and Baikal program. CN Fund Management, LLC is owned by Columbus Nova MB, LLC and manages real estate portfolios for institutions and family offices. CNMB also provides advisory services to middle market companies and real estate owners through its broker dealer, Roosevelt Equity Corporation. Please visit http://www.columbusnovamb.com/ for more information about CNMB or contact Amos Beason +1 (704) 285-7750, Matt Decker at +1 (704) 285-6503 or Helen Hester at +1 (704) 285-7748. Also, visit us at www.twitter.com/ColumbusNovaMB

CNMB with offices in Charlotte, New York, manages portfolios of real estate assets for a variety of investors in a separate account program. CNMB’s Advisory Group serves middle market businesses by providing buy and sell-side, capital formation and restructuring services on a fee basis.

About Rotunda Capital

Rotunda Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests equity capital in established and profitable lower middle-market companies. As an independent deal sponsor, Rotunda Capital raises and invests the capital of its principals, institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals on a deal-by-deal basis. The firm uses a rigorous approach to identify market-leading companies with identifiable growth opportunities and capable management teams in targeted sectors, including distribution, logistics, financial services, and business services. Rotunda Capital partners with industry-leading operating executives to grow each portfolio company. Since 2009, Rotunda Capital has completed 10 platform investments and realized three exits. The partners of Rotunda Capital actively provide guidance and draw on deep industry and financial relationships to contribute to the successful execution of Rotunda’s companies’ strategic plans. For more, visit www.rotundacapital.com.