July 22, 2020

Trive Capital Partners with Rubicon Bakers

RICHMOND, California

Trive Capital (“Trive”), the Dallas-based private equity firm, is excited to announce its recent partnership with Rubicon Bakers (“Rubicon” or the “Company”). Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Richmond, California, Rubicon is an innovative bakery focused on developing and producing high-quality and great-tasting cakes, cupcakes, muffins, pies, and other baked goods. Rubicon was founded with a mission to help rebuild lives by employing, training, and supporting people who have faced structural barriers to employment such as homelessness, incarceration, or substance abuse. The Company’s products can be found in grocery stores nationwide.

“We are firm believers in the product and mission of the Company, and we are excited to invest alongside management to support the continuing growth of Rubicon,” commented Chris Zugaro, Partner at Trive Capital. “Rubicon has shown to be a true value-added supplier to its grocery partners due to its focus on innovating with exciting new flavors, vegan offerings, and product lines that create a fresh and engaging experience for the retailers’ customer. Trive looks forward to providing capital and resources to further enable Rubicon to pursue its mission and meet growing customer demand.”

Rubicon founders Leslie Crary and Andrew Stoloff stated, “Rubicon was built on a culture of integrity, innovation, and caring that governs not only how we develop our products, but also how we relate to our customers and employees. We believe we have found like-minded partners in Trive, and we look forward to building on our momentum with an operationally focused firm that can help us thoughtfully scale our production and efficiency to meet the increasing consumer demand for high-quality, honest, and delicious baked goods.”

About Rubicon Bakers
Founded in 1993 with a mission to help those in need of a second chance, Rubicon Bakers is more than a bakery. By hiring those who have been incarcerated, homeless, or recently recovered from substance abuse, Rubicon Bakers spreads compassion to build a strong and empowered community. Rubicon’s in-house product development team creates innovative and delicious new offerings including vegan and plant-based options. “Bake a Better World” is the mantra for this socially-conscious Certified B Corporation that scratch-bakes more than 50 hand-finished products, as well as seasonal desserts, for specialty and mainstream grocers across the country.

About Trive

Trive Capital is a Dallas, Texas based private equity firm with more than $7 billion of regulatory assets under management. Trive focuses on investing equity and debt in what it sees as strategically viable middle-market companies with the potential for transformational upside through operational improvement. We seek to maximize returns through a hands-on partnership that calls for identifying and implementing value creation ideas.

The Trive team is comprised of seasoned investment professionals who have been involved in over 250 middle-market transactions representing in excess of $7 billion in revenue across Trive’s targeted industry sectors and situations.

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