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Plant-based Meat: Trend or Fad?

Mon, Dec 2, 2019 · 1:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

Plant-based meat is a growing market, but is it truly a lasting trend or a passing fad? Join The Food Institute for this webinar, sponsored by Lazard, as we take a deeper look into the plant-based industry with Tyler Lorenzen, CEO of Puris, and Darren Seifer, The NPD Group’s food and beverage industry analyst.

Sponsored by:

Lazard Middle Market, LLC
Consumer, Food & Retail Group

Lazard has financial advisory specialists throughout the world with experience and relationships in the consumer, food/agriculture, and e-commerce/retail industries. These bankers have played key advisory roles in some of the most important, complex, and industry-defining transactions.

Our middle market Consumer, Food & Retail team has senior bankers in Minneapolis and New York with long, deep roots at Lazard.

Since 2000, we have completed more than 300 transactions and acted as financial advisor to clients on mergers and acquisitions (both buy-side and sell-side), capital raises, refinancings, and restructurings. Our transactions are award-winning, strategic, and often, cross-border.

Through these transactions, we have told the stories of businesses in nearly every sector of the consumer, food and retail chain — from animal production to branded products to cutting-edge e-commerce — and we have touched nearly every facet of consumers’ lives.

And, as a result, we have helped entrepreneurs, private equity groups, and corporations author the next chapter of those stories

Now let our Consumer, Food & Retail team at Lazard Middle Market tell your story and help you achieve your goals!

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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Executive Director, Industry Analyst-Food Consumption, NPD Group
As the food & beverage industry analyst for The NPD Group, a leading market research company, Darren provides insights based on NPD’s ongoing food-related research to organizations and companies across the country. Prior to joining NPD in March 2007, he was an analyst with IRI, and spent over seven years examining consumer packaged goods trends, and worked with a variety of industry leaders covering dozens of food and beverage categories. He is the author of several NPD reports and provided the analysis for NPD’s recently published study, The Future of Plant-based Snapshot: The Seeds for Growth Are Planted.
Webinar hosting presenter
CEO & President, PURIS
Tyler joined PURIS in 2011 to launch the company into the plant protein space. Following a facility acquisition, Tyler planned and executed the team, management and investment strategy to propel the Lorenzen family’s plant protein business forward.

Previously as Vice President of Business Development, Tyler led the commercial development of PURIS Pea Protein, which launched in 2014.

As part of the company’s efforts to scale plant based nutrition and Certified Organic crops grown in the USA, Tyler led an enterprise-wide rebrand that captured his father’s vision of organic plant based nutrition powering a regenerative and sustainable food future.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Tyler majored in International Business Management and was captain and starting quarterback of the school’s football team. His football career continued in the NFL, where he won the Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints.
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