Simply Shari's - Gluten Free & Fabulous Hires Windstone Capital Partners

Investment Bankers Bring Company to the Next Level

Dec 13, 2010, 17:07 ET from Simply Shari’s Gluten Free & Fabulous

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Shari's Gluten Free & Fabulous a leading manufacturer of Gluten Free Pizzas, Pastas and Baked Goods, announced today the hiring of Windstone Capital Partners, Inc. – ("Windstone") as its investment bank.  Windstone, a specialized Financial Advisory and Merchant Banking Firm, provides institutional financing, merger, acquisition and divestiture opportunities for small to medium-sized private and public companies, as well as selected middle market, privately-held businesses.

Simply Shari's entered the Gluten Free market in 2005 with its introduction of Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites. Since, they have expanded their product line to encompass both frozen and dried gluten free products sold in specialty, natural, and mainstream grocery stores across the United States. Over the past five years they have experience steady growth with a dramatic increase in sales revenue of 674 % using the last quarter of 2010 in comparison to the last quarter of 2009.

D. Roy Serventi, Managing Partner of Windstone Capital remarks, "We are looking forward to be assisting Simply Shari's Gluten Free & Fabulous with its growth plans while further expanding the options for Gluten Free foods for people with Celiac disease. The Gluten-Free Revolution is becoming more and more evident in the aisles of major supermarkets, what makes the market appealing is that it's no flash in the pan".  

Simply Shari's – Gluten Free & Fabulous Chairman, Larry Schneider says, "We are very excited to enter into a working relationship with Windstone. Over the past five years Simply Shari's has experienced steady growth and market penetration and we are ready to position ourselves to go to the next level."   He continues to explain, "By hiring Windstone, Simply Shari's will not only benefit from their sound financial advice and strategic consulting services but will be able to leverage their expertise in the capital markets.  We believe this relationship will help Simply Shari's realize our vision of market expansion, continued growth and ultimate success."

About Simply Shari's - Gluten Free & Fabulous

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and West Lake Village, California, Simply Shari's – Gluten Free & Fabulous is a leading provider of high quality, well balanced, nutritional, and delicious Gluten and GMO Free Pizzas, Pastas and Baked Goods.  Motivated by the desire to meet and exceed the demands of the Gluten Free and health conscience marketplace, Simply Shari's is committed to the innovation of future Gluten Free products and the education of Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance through their partnerships and alliances with the Celiac Sprue Association, the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness and the Feingold Association. For further information please contact Raigan Irwin-McCabe, Director of PR & Marketing at 805-217-0944 or raigan@glutenfreefabulous.com.

About Windstone Capital Partners, Inc.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Windstone Capital ("Windstone") is a boutique Investment Banking and Financial Advisory Firm based in Scottsdale Arizona with a focus on providing the highest level of institutional financing, corporate finance and M & A services for small to medium-sized private and public companies. Windstone's primary objective is to be our client's trusted advisor and first access to the institutional marketplace and to assist in maximizing current and future value for our respective clients.

Security transactions are conducted through Wm. H. Murphy & Co., Inc., member FINRA/SIPC; Wm. H. Murphy & Co., Inc. has no ownership affiliation with any Windstone entity.

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