Keystone Capital, Inc. (“Keystone”) is pleased to announce that it has completed an investment in, and partnership with, Nature Soy, Inc. (“Nature Soy” or “the Company”).
Nature Soy, a major supplier of soy and vegetarian food products to the US market, has been producing high quality soy products since 1990. Located in Philadelphia, the Company primarily serves the mid-Atlantic region with distribution channels reaching as far west as Chicago. Nature Soy’s products include both traditional and specialty tofu, soy milk, rice noodles and soy puffs, all of which can be found in major Asian grocery stores, supermarkets and natural food stores, as well as restaurants in the Northeast. The Company strives to produce the best-tasting and freshest products, using non-GMO soy beans and its proprietary formulas to create a unique and desirable flavor profile.
“We are excited to partner with the Nature Soy team to continue building on their tradition of excellence in the soy foods market,” commented Chaoran Jin, Principal at Keystone Capital, “With management’s continued leadership and our operational and financial support, we will achieve our collective vision of developing Nature Soy into a leading national supplier of soy products and other authentic ethnic foods through organic expansion and targeted acquisitions.”
Nature Soy co-owners SunFei Ye and YatSun Wen will continue to be shareholders in the Company and will play integral roles in the day-to-day operations and management of the business. “We have been actively seeking the right partner to help us take Nature Soy to the next level, and Keystone’s commitment to our management team and employees, experience in the food industry, and financial support for growth initiatives makes them an ideal partner for Nature Soy,” said SunFei Ye and Yatsun Wen.
Terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. Senior debt financing was provided by Wintrust Bank, legal counsel was provided to Keystone by Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP, and Baker Tilly Capital, LLC advised Nature Soy in connection with this transaction.