Vive Organic, a Stage 1 client and portfolio company, has been acquired! Paine Schwartz Partners’ company Suja Life has made the purchase of Vive. A true case study in delivering a great outcome for founders, investors, team members, and brand partners.

Over the last five years, we have worked hand-in-hand with the Vive team to see their incredible organic, cold-pressed juices succeed and grow in the marketplace. Vive Organic has seen tremendous growth these last few years and make the perfect powerhouse acquisition for Suja Life. Vive was established back in 2015 and has continued to grow with the help of venture capital totaling over $15 million.

Stage 1 engaged with Vive when they were $1m in revenue, supporting them by delivering a full finance and accounting department in their early years of growth.  In addition to the operational support, the team aided the founders in navigating their early rounds of financing.  These experiences have been very rewarding for our team members. It enables our firm to share these experiences with new waves of growth brands.