Satori Capital is pleased to announce that it completed a majority investment in SunTree Holdings, LLC (“SunTree”). Based in Phoenix, Arizona, SunTree is a producer of branded and private-label nuts and dried fruit including roasted and salted nuts, trail mixes, and chocolate and yogurt-covered nuts. SunTree’s annual revenue has doubled since 2012 from approximately $50 million to more than $100 million.
“SunTree is a quintessential Satori portfolio company,” said Sunny Vanderbeck, managing partner of Satori Capital. “It is a rapidly growing business led by a sustainably minded team providing ‘better-for-you’ snacks in an industry with significant tailwinds.”
Satori’s investment in SunTree is an example of Satori’s strategy to employ the principles of conscious capitalism and to participate in the shift in consumer demand toward healthy snacks. SunTree serves discerning customers including big-box retailers and national grocery stores.
“We chose Satori Capital as our partner because its long-term perspective and deep operational expertise enable it to build sustainable, industry-leading companies over an extended time horizon,” said David Turner, founder and chief executive officer of SunTree. “Satori’s investment will enhance our ability to continue providing creative and innovative food products to new and current customers from our existing plant, which has the highest Safe Quality Food (SQF) rating in the industry and the current capacity to double production.”