Gehl Foods Receives $15 Million in Equipment Financing

By: Jeffry S. Pfeffer :: March 14, 2017

CapX Partners announced today the closing of a $15 million lease line of credit to Gehl Foods, a leading contract manufacturer/packager. Gehl Foods (“Gehl”), headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin, creates shelf-stable, dairy-based cheese sauces, puddings, yogurt and nutritional beverages, and is now the nation’s leading aseptic manufacturer. With robust growth opportunities on the horizon and the need for increased production capacity, CapX provided the Company with a customized lease line of credit. This equipment lease facility will fund new automated cartoning and bottling production lines and will fulfill the Company’s need for increased manufacturing capacity.

Tim Preuninger, Chief Financial Officer at Gehl Foods:  “We have found CapX very easy to work with. They are extremely responsive, they do what they say they will do, and they offered a strong financing program that was flexible to meet our needs. I would enthusiastically recommend them to anyone that is looking for a competitively priced financing option that also requires a partner that can be flexible to address changing requirements.”

Jeffrey Pfeffer, Managing Partner at CapX Partners: "CapX is pleased to work with Wind Point Partners on our third growth capital financing together. After gathering details on Gehl’s 2017 capex budget, CapX realized the value it could add by providing a flexible and customized financing solution.  CapX looks forward to supporting Gehl’s growth needs and is a proud financing partner to Gehl’s soon to be upgraded manufacturing and distribution process.”

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Jeffry S. Pfeffer, Managing Partner

In 1999, Jeff co-founded CapX and is the firm’s Managing Partner. His responsibilities include firm management, leading new business development, and serving as CFO for CapX.

Jeff has over three decades of small to midsize business finance experience focusing on delivering superior risk-adjusted returns to CapX’s investors. He co-founded the firm during an investment vintage when alternative secured financing strategies were deemed not “sexy.” He and his partners raised over $450...