Stonewall Kitchen, a York, Maine-based specialty food producer, received an investment of undisclosed amount from Audax Private Equity.
The firm invested in Stonewall alongside the management team.
The company intends to use the proceeds to accelerate its plans to become a specialty food platforms in North America.
Founded in 1991 by partners Jonathan King and Jim Stott and led by Chief Executive Officer John Stiker, Executive Vice President Natalie King and Chief Operating Officer Lori King, Stonewall Kitchen is a specialty food producer selling jams, jellies, sauces, condiments, crackers and baking mixes.
Today, the company is home to a family of premium quality brands including the flagship Stonewall Kitchen brand; the Tillen Farms brand of pickled vegetables and cocktail cherries; the Napa Valley Naturals brand of olive oils, culinary oils, balsamic vinegars and wine vinegars; the Montebello brand of artisan organic pasta imported from Italy; and the Legal Sea Foods brand of restaurant-quality seafood sauces and condiments.
It has more than 8,500 wholesale accounts nationwide and internationally, a catalog and online division, a cooking school and café in both York, Maine and Costa Mesa, California, and nine retail company stores throughout New England.