SouthBridge Europe Mezzanine SCA SICAR announces its investment in Arivia, a leading food technology and food production company of non-dairy (plant-based) and dairy-based cheese products.
Arivia (www.arivia.com) operates in a high growth niche market, which exhibits impressive growth rates worldwide. It has an extensive portfolio of innovative, non-dairy & dairy cheese products with significant characteristics / nutritional claims for the vegan / vegetarian market and wide customer acceptance in its main markets. The Company has a modern plant in Drama, Northern Greece, adhering to the strictest quality specifications before, during and after the production process and certified by international quality and operations certification organizations (ISO, HACCP, etc).
SouthBridge Europe Mezzanine (www.southbridge–partners.com) is a €50m investment fund that supports Lower-Mid market companies in Greece and the region to achieve sustainable growth and long-term value. SouthBridge is backed by prime private and institutional investors such as the European Investment Fund (EIF). SouthBridge seeks to support proven management teams and invest in attractive investee companies to finance organic growth, expansion in new products/markets, and/or acquisition of complementary businesses that can provide an additional opportunity to improve competitiveness.