Welcome to CREO Capital Partners

A private investment firm
focused primarily on
investing in food and
consumer-related companies.

Our Approach

Since 2005, CREO has made over 20 investments in our targeted industry: Food and Consumer Products. This focus has been an enormous part of our story, and our success. We know the food industry, we know the players, we know the opportunities, and we know the challenges. We’ve been entrenched with management, and this is what makes us great partners for companies in this industry, large or small.

By The Numbers

An Overview of Our Business

Deals In The Food Space
Years Since Our Founding
Dedicated Professionals
Current Fund
Acquisitions in Europe
Active Investments

Representative Investments

Some of the brands we are proud to be associated with

Story of 505 Southwestern®

CREO acquired the 505 Southwestern® brand from its founder in 2008 and since has funded significant capital to build a new production facility, invest in heavy marketing and new product development, and expand distribution globally. Today, 505 is sold from London to Los Angeles, is one of the fastest-growing salsa and green chile brands in the USA, and has grown 8x since CREO’s acquisition. We are also proud that that founder of 505 remains a shareholder today and is actively involved in certain aspects of promoting the brand.

Insignia International - Forging a New Frontier of Flavor

In 2012, CREO combined many of its most successful investments in the food sector into one parent company. Today, Insignia International is a diversified food company with operations in branded retail, food service, private label, and food logistics.

Atlantic Foods Group (Flagship Europe)

In 2013, CREO closed on its first investment outside of the USA, acquiring UK-based Atlantic Foods Group, LTD. Since 2013, CREO led three acquisitions in Europe to form Flagship Europe, which it sold to OSI Group, Inc. in 2016. Europe remains a target market for CREO.


CREO in the news

Flagship Food Group rebrands to Insignia International and will unveil new logo live at Natural Products Expo West

Company will unveil new logo, new products, and introduce new executives live at its booth in the Main Hall of Natural Products Expo West ...

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Flagship Food Group Announces Appointment of Adam Butler As New CEO

Butler, Former Kraft Heinz Senior Executive, Joins as Company Disrupts the Premium Hispanic and Southwestern Foods Space ...

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Flagship Food Group Acquires Yucatan Foods to add Fresh Guacamole and Dips to Portfolio

Flagship Food Group, LLC (“Flagship” or the “Company”) announced today that it has acquired Yucatan Foods, LLC adding guacamole and dips ...

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SmartPrice Sales & Marketing Inc. Announces Acquistion by Flagship Food Group

505 Chicago, IL and Boise, ID – SmartPrice Sales & Marketing Inc. (SmartPrice) announced today that Flagship Food Group, LLC (Flagship) ...

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505 Southwestern® Flame Roasted Green Chile to be Sold in Walmart Stores Across U.S.

505 Southwestern®, the country’s leading Hatch Valley flamed roasted green chile brand, announced today that its premium products, including ...

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CREO Announces New Strategic Operating Advisor, Jose Espinoza

CREO Capital Partners (CREO) announced today that Jose Espinoza has joined the firm as a Strategic Operating Advisor. Jose will work with ...

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Flagship Food Group announces investment from BlackRock

In partnership with CREO Capital Partners, the transaction brings additional capital and resources to the branded, diversified food company ...

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Tortilla King Announces Investment by Flagship Food Group

Tortilla King announced today that Denver-based Flagship Food Group, LLC (Flagship), owner of 505 Southwestern and La Tortilla Factory, has agreed to ...

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EY Announces Rob Holland of Flagship Food Group as an Entrepreneur of the Year® 2021 Utah Region Award Finalist

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Rob Holland, Executive Chairman of Flagship Food Group, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 ...

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La Tortilla Factory Announces Investment by Flagship Food Group

Family-owned La Tortilla Factory, makers of high quality tortillas and authentic Mexican foods, finds like-minded partner to support future growth ...

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Middle-Market Investors Respond to Coronavirus Upheaval

The economic disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak has prompted private capital investors to react quickly over the last few weeks to support their ...

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Navigating an Economic Crisis: Q&A with CREO Capital

Q. How is CREO working with its portfolio companies amid the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus? We are all hands on deck. Our PE firm focuses exclusively ...

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CREO Capital Partners closes on its fourth fund

CREO Capital Partners, LLC announced today that it has closed on its fourth fund, CREO Capital Partners Fund IV, LP. With approximately $125 million in committed ...

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Flagship Food Group subsidiary acquires certain assets of Glutenfreeda Foods, Inc.

Flagship Food Group announced today that one of its subsidiaries has acquired certain assets of Glutenfreeda Foods, Inc., including its brand portfolio and its ...

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Video: Flagship Food Group Relies on Business Aviation to Meet Demand

Flagship Food Group started in 2005 with 100 employees and one plant located in Los Angeles, but in 2015, the company relocated its headquarters to Denver ...

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Colorado Connection: Flagship Food Group

In 2015, Flagship Food Group relocated its headquarters from Los Angeles to Denver in no small part for access to Centennial Airport. “We started in 2005 as a very ...

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OSI Group buys UK foodservice supplier Flagship Europe

Meat processor OSI Group has acquired UK foodservice supplier Flagship Europe from fellow US company Flagship Food Group. OSI Group pointed to Flagship Europe's ...

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CREO Capital Finds Its Mojo with Food Focus

For many risk-averse private equity investors, purchasing a fledgling food company like frozen meatball maker Oh Boy! would have spelled disaster. ...

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After Acquisition: “Chemistry” Benefits Small Food Companies

The right relationship between newly acquired food companies and their new owners can make it possible for even smaller regional brands to make major leaps. ...

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