Consumers are increasingly invested in their diets - creating a growing, $168 billion market for healthy and functional foods. There is a traffic jam in every supermarket aisle as consumers are obsessed with reading the labels of the food they purchase – What’s in it? What’s NOT in it? Is it good for me? Is it good for the environment? Where did it come from? We have spent our careers asking and answering these questions and believe our combination of patient, “hard working” capital with deep industry relationships is the model for building great Health & Wellness companies.
Areas of Focus
• Functional Foods
• Organic & Natural Foods
• Healthy & Functional Ingredients
• Food Safety
What We Offer
(913) 485-1102Dennis Krause is Operating Partner for BERKS Group, responsible for investments and operations Food & Agribusiness. Krause was founder and CEO of Simply Essentials, LLC. – an innovative producer of USDA approved healthier proteins. Prior to leading Simply Essentials, he was Managing Director – Industry Leader for GE Capital where he provided deep industry leadership in evaluating and closing complex debt and equity structures for GE Capital’s $18+ Billion portfolio exposure in Food, Beverage and Agribusiness. His more than 25 years experience as a senior executive in the food sector include starting, operating and growing multiple new food plants with a combined market value in excess of $3 Billion. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas, in business administration and finance. A proud father of four grown children, he enjoys an active lifestyle of biking, walking, golf and great food that pairs with a great glass of wine from time to time.