Medford Food

Division: Phoenix Capital Resources, Phoenix Management Services


Medford Food was a $45 million privately held manufacturer of beef and pork products for retailers based in Pennsylvania.


Although Medford Food enjoyed strong brand recognition, the Company operated in a highly competitive industry and was under pressure from larger competitors.


Phoenix Management Services determined that $5 million in capital spending for new equipment was needed in order to remain competitive. Because the Company was undercapitalized, a sale of the business was the best option for shareholders. Phoenix identified the buyer and structured negotiated and ultimately closed the sale of the business, which benefited both parties due to Medford’s strong market positions and the buyer’s strong capital position.