SunOpta, Inc.

SunOpta, Inc.

SunOpta, Inc.

Date Founded



2838 Bovaird Drive West,Brampton, ON L7A 0H2

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

SunOpta, Inc. engages in the provision of plant-based and fruit-based food and beverage products for sale to retail customers, foodservice distributors, branded food companies, and food manufacturers. It operates through the following segments: Plant-Based Foods and Beverages, Fruit-Based Foods and Beverages; and Global Ingredients. The Plant-Based Foods and Beverages segment offers a plant-based beverages and liquid and dry ingredients, as well as broths, teas, and nutritional beverages. The Fruit-Based Foods and Beverages segment offers quick frozen fruit for retail and bulk frozen fruit for food service, and custom fruit preparations for industrial use. The Global Ingredients segment provides organic and non-GMO ingredients, and processing of value-added ingredients. The company was founded on November 13, 1973 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Chief Information Officer

Chief Quality Officer

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Beverage & Snacks

Senior Vice President & General Manager of Healthy Fruit

Senior Vice President of Supply Chain

Vice President-Sustainability

Board of Directors

Senior Advisor at Oaktree Capital Management LP

Chief Executive Officer & Director at SunOpta, Inc.

Former Senior Vice President-Supply Chain at PepsiCo, Inc.

Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at SunOpta, Inc.

Former Senior Vice President-Human Resources at PepsiCo, Inc.

Former Portfolio Manager at Corvid Peak Capital Management LLC

Former Chief Operating Officer-Division at Treehouse Foods, Inc.

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OCM specializes in alternative investments that inves tin closed-end, open-end and evergreen vehicles across four asset classes: Credit, Private Equity, Real Assets, and Listed Equities. They uses fundamental bottom-up analysis and may engage in long term or short term purchases, trading, short sales in certain strategies, margin transactions, and option writing, including covered options, uncovered options or spreading strategies.

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Engaged Capital employs s a long “constructive activist” strategy to identify attractive investment opportunities over the full cycle of market and economic conditions. They seek investments that can be made at discounts to our estimates of intrinsic value as determined by fundamental analysis and where there are one or more identifiable catalysts for recognition of that value within a defined investment timeframe. The firm utilizes multiple sources of information in analyzing investments, including financial newspapers and magazines, inspections of corporate activities, research material prepared by others, corporate rating services, annual reports, prospectuses, filings with the SEC, and company press releases. They also use industry magazines, third party consultants, regulatory filings filed with US regulators, contacts at major companies and corporate executives, commercial and investment banks, financial intermediaries, other investment and advisory institutions, other direct and indirect contacts, and corporate performance measurement and valuation screening software.

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PCM applies fundamental analysis to evaluate investment opportunities for their clients and generally seeks to identify undervalued companies with improving fundamentals. They place heavy emphasis on analyzing the long-term future earnings power of a company relative to its current valuation in the market. The elements that the firm seeks in investment opportunities include value, quality businesses, distressed, contrarian, management, improving businesses, growth companies, special situations, leaders and simple businesses. PCM uses internally developed research, including primary contact with companies’ senior management.

Recent Transactions
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SunOpta, Inc. purchases The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. /Non-Dairy Beverages Bus from The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

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SunOpta, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Pipeline Foods LLC purchases Sunopta, Inc. /Soy & Corn Business from SunOpta, Inc.

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Advised onPipeline Foods LLC purchases Sunopta, Inc. /Soy & Corn Business from SunOpta, Inc.

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Advised onPipeline Foods LLC purchases Sunopta, Inc. /Soy & Corn Business from SunOpta, Inc.

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Advised onPipeline Foods LLC purchases Sunopta, Inc. /Soy & Corn Business from SunOpta, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP


Former Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer & Vice President at SunOpta, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Of Counsel at Jones Day


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PepsiCo, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution and sale of beverages, food, and snacks. It is a food and beverage company with a complementary portfolio of brands, including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. It operates through the following business segments: Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; PepsiCo Beverages North America; Latin America; Europe; and Africa, Middle East and South Asia The Frito-Lay North America segment markets, distributes, and sells snack foods under the Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Fritos, Ruffles, and Santitas brands. The Quaker Foods North America segment includes cereals, rice, and pasta under the Quaker, Aunt Jemima, Quaker Chewy, Cap'n Crunch, Life, and Rice-A-Roni brands. The PepsiCo Beverages North America segment consists of beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug. The Latin America segment covers beverage, food, and snack businesses in Latin America region. The Europe segment comprises of beverage, food, and snack goods in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. The Africa, Middle East and South Asia segment offers snack food products under the Lay's, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands. The company was founded by Donald M. Kendall, Sr. and Herman W. Lay in 1965 and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

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Mascoma Corp. develops technology for abundant biomass conversion. The firm operates through its bioprocessing technology platform, develops bioengineered yeasts and other microorganisms. It also designs and manufactures equipment that processes cellulosic biomass for further biological or chemical conversion. The company was founded by Lee R. Lynd, Charles E. Wyman and Robert J. Johnsen in 2005 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

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Evercore, Inc. operates as an independent investment banking advisory company. It operates through the Investment Banking and Investment Management business segments. The Investment Banking segment includes the global advisory business of the company through, which the firm deliver strategic corporate advisory, capital markets advisory, and institutional equities services. The Investment Management segment is comprised of wealth management and trust services through Evercore Wealth Management L.L.C. and investment management in Mexico through Evercore Casa de Bolsa, S.A. de C.V., as well as private equity through investments in entities that manage private equity funds. The company was founded by Roger C. Altman in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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