LOS ANGELES — Aurora Capital Partners recently acquired Universal Pure Holdings, LLC from Tilia Holdings. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Founded in 2001, Universal Pure specializes in high-pressure processing (HPP) for cold-chain markets within the food and pet food industries. According to the company, it is the largest independent provider of HPP for human and pet food.
Universal Pure’s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Williams will continue to lead the company following the acquisition.
“Aurora has a well-deserved reputation of partnering with management teams to help accelerate growth,” Williams said. “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.”
Alongside HPP services, Universal Pure also offers cold storage, bottling, kitting, assembly, dry aging, tempering and inventory management services. The company operates eight facilities, totaling 1.1 million square feet of production space, and 20 HPP machines throughout California, Connecticut, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio and Texas. One of its many pet food processing partners is Petsource by Scoular.
Founded in 1991, Aurora is a private equity with over $4.5 billion in managed assets.
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