Gryphon Investors Announces Majority Investment in The Original Cakerie

Date Closed

December 01, 2015

Lead Office


On December 1, 2015, Gryphon Investors, a leading San Francisco-based private equity firm, completed its acquisition of The Original Cakerie, a leading manufacturer of high-quality frozen desserts for retail and foodservice customers across North America.

Headquartered in Delta, British Columbia, The Original Cakerie was founded in 1979 and serves corporate customers in the United States and Canada from production facilities in Delta and London, Ontario.

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm with approximately US$1.4 billion in cumulative investments and is focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management.

McCarthy Tétrault represented The Original Cakerie with a corporate/M&A team consisting of Cameron Belsher, Deb Finlay, Pavan Jawanda, Claire Sung, Jerry Nguyen and Genevieve Pinto. TJ Kang and Brian O’Neill provided tax advice, Donovan Plomp provided labour and employment advice, Joy Ren provided real estate advice, Vincent Yip provided intellectual property advice and Monika Sawicka provided environmental advice.