Client Stories

Angie's Artisan Treats

A decade after Angie and Dan Bastian began popping kettle corn in their Mankato, Minnesota garage, Angie’s Kettle Corn had grown from a cottage business into a signature brand sold in thousands of stores nationwide. In 2011, the Bastian’s teamed with private equity firm Sherbrook Capital to develop new products and expand the business, which is now called Angie’s Artisan Treats. When Angie and Dan asked their investors to recommend a law firm that could help them maximize the new partnership, they were introduced to Lindquist & Vennum. Lindquist attorneys guided the Bastian’s toward a more efficient tax structure, allowing them to realize their growth plans for the company. In 2014, Lindquist attorneys advised Angie’s when TPG Growth bought Sherbrook’s stake in the company.

“Dan and Angie are embodiments of the American Dream. Through their hard work, calculated risk-taking, integrity and sheer perseverance they and their team have made Angie’s Kettle Corn a major national brand, and we have been proud to partner with them.” — Bob Tunheim

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