Smart for Life Executes Letter of Intent with Diamond Creek Capital for $4 Million Senior Credit Facility
Proceeds Principally Allocated to Company’s Anticipated Acquisition of Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC
Miami, FL – May 13, 2022 – Globe Newswire – Smart for Life, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMFL) (“Smart for Life” or the “Company”), a global leading developer, marketer, and manufacturer of nutritional and related products, announced today that it has executed a non-binding letter of intent with Diamond Creek Capital, LLC for the provision of a senior secured credit facility up to $4,000,000 principally to assist in its acquisition of 100% of the membership interests in Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC, the Company’s recently announced anticipated acquisition. The announcement was made jointly by Thomas Harrison, Managing Partner of Diamond Creek and by A.J. Cervantes, Jr., Smart for Life’s Chairman.
Previously, the Company had entered into an agreement on July 1, 2021 with Diamond Creek for a senior facility of $3,000,000. The proceeds of that financing were used to acquire Doctors Scientific Organica, a Florida-based nutritional food company, and now a fully operating division of Smart for Life.
Thomas Harrison, Managing Partner of Diamond Creek, said, “We have been pleased with our initial investment in the Company, which was made last year prior to the IPO. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Smart for Life through this financing as a Nasdaq-listed company.”
“Diamond Creek has been a terrific financing partner for Smart for Life,” noted Mr. Cervantes. “They are an integral part of our ongoing acquisitions strategy and, more specifically, our pending acquisition of Ceautamed Worldwide.”
About Diamond Creek Capital, LLC
Diamond Creek Capital is a specialty finance company focusing on providing secured enterprise value/cash flow term loans addressing the financing needs of lower middle-market companies. Diamond Creek offers flexible financing solutions including senior, unitranche and junior lien investments to a broad range of industries with a focus on debt investments ranging for companies with an enterprise value of greater than $10 million. DCC provides senior debt solutions primarily for recapitalizations, acquisitions and growth capital. Target industries include software, technology, manufacturing, consumer finance, business services and consumer products. Diamond Creek has a demonstrated track record of success through both favorable and challenging economic environments.
About Smart for Life, Inc.
Smart for Life, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMFL) is engaged in the development, marketing, manufacturing, acquisition, operation and sale of a broad spectrum of nutritional and related products with an emphasis on health and wellness. Structured as a global holding company, the Company is executing a buy-and-build strategy with serial accretive acquisitions creating a vertically integrated company with an objective of aggregating companies generating a minimum of $300 million in revenues within the next thirty-six months. To drive growth and earnings, Smart for Life is developing proprietary products as well as acquiring other profitable companies, encompassing brands, manufacturing and distribution channels. The Company currently operates four subsidiaries including Doctors Scientific Organica, Nexus Offers, Bonne Santé Natural Manufacturing and GSP Nutrition. For more information about Smart for Life, please visit: www.smartforlifecorp.com.
Video regarding the Company’s manufacturing facility at Bonne Santé Natural Manufacturing is available at: www.bonnesantemanufacturing.com/video.
Investor material and a Fact Sheet with additional information about Smart for Life is available at: www.smartforlifecorp.com/investor-center.
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