nSpired Natural Foods is a leader in the rapidly growing and fragmented all-natural and organic foods industry, focusing on snack and salty foods. nSpired has acquired seven companies and sells products under the Maranatha, Sunspire, Loriva Supreme, Cloud Nine, Tropical Source, Northwest Delights, Cool Fruits, and Skinny brand names.
San Leandro, CA
Northwood invested in nSpired starting in 1998 and led follow-on equity rounds in 1999 and 2000. The company was sold to a private equity fund in 2003 for cash and was later acquired by The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. hain-celestial.com