Arbor Investments, a Chicago-based private equity firm that focuses exclusively on acquiring premier companies in the food, beverage and related industries, announced expansions and promotions to its Investment Management Team as well as plans to open an office in New York.
Christopher Harned has joined the Firm as a Partner and Tim Fallon has joined the Firm to serve as its Senior Operating Partner. Additionally, two of Arbor’s existing investment professionals, Brody Lynn and Alan Weed, have been promoted to Partner. The announcements coincide with the activation of Arbor’s fourth equity fund, Arbor Investments IV, LP, as well as its inaugural captive subordinated debt fund, Arbor Debt Opportunities Fund I, LP.
The new funds, with combined capital commitments of $890 million, were closed on July 7, 2016.
Chris Harned has joined the Firm’s Investment Management Team as a Partner. In that role, he will be responsible for deal origination, transaction execution and portfolio management.
Tim Fallon will join Arbor as its Senior Operating Partner. In that role, he will be part of the Investment Management Team and also oversee the Firm’s Operating Partner Team.
In addition to the hiring of Mr. Harned and Mr. Fallon, Arbor also promoted Alan Weed and Brody Lynn to Partners. Messrs. Weed and Lynn have been at Arbor as members of the Investment Management Team for 13 and 9 years, respectively. During that time, in addition to sourcing new investment opportunities, each of them has been integrally involved in deal evaluation, transaction execution and portfolio company oversight.
Founded in 1999, Arbor Investments has acquired or invested in over 47 food, beverage and related companies in North America.