Ara is a private equity firm specializing in industrial decarbonization investments. Ara invests in the industrial & manufacturing, chemicals & materials, energy efficiency & green fuels, and food & agriculture sectors, seeking to build businesses that are focused on sustainability and ESG principles.
“Genera was a complicated transaction that required the England & Company team, working closely with Ara Partners and other advisors, to create a mutually beneficial acquisition and restructuring,” said Troy Thacker, Managing Partner of Ara. “It’s a tremendous benefit to work with a trusted, capable partner on complicated situations that require out-of-the-box creative structuring.”
Genera’s facility, once fully operational, will process agricultural crops such as switchgrass into ag-based fiber and the Earthable® line of sustainable food-grade, compostable packaging. The facility, which is the largest fully integrated domestic solution for ag-based fiber and food packaging in North America, will host 160 employees at full production.