Agri-food Private Equity | Lios
Craig Hanna is a Partner of Power Sustainable Lios. Craig brings over 15 years of investing, advisory, and operating experience to the firm, primarily within the food industry. His experience spans the food value-chain from regenerative and organic agriculture, specialty ingredients, food manufacturing, branded and private label CPG, brokerage/distribution, through to retail.
Prior to Power Sustainable Lios, Craig founded and led Clearview Advisory, an agri-food focused mid-market advisory firm. In the 5 years since founding Clearview, Craig has served as a trusted advisor to privately-owned food businesses and private equity clients on matters of strategy, M&A, due diligence, and post-merger integration. Craig also held interim executive roles as CFO, VP Sales, and in general management at various food company clients.
Prior to Clearview, Craig was a member of the senior leadership team for 5 years at SunOpta, a $1.5Bn global leader in plant-based foods and organic ingredients. During this tenure at SunOpta, he led Corporate Development, Strategy, and FP&A across North America and Europe. Craig led investments, integrations, and divestitures across multiple ingredient and food categories. In 2016, he was recognized as a Canadian Dealmaker of the Year by Lexpert, Deloitte, The Globe and Mail, and Thomson Reuters.
Craig began his career in the Corporate Finance practice at PwC where he focused on M&A advisory and capital raising in the mid-market across a range of sectors, including agri-food. He actively supports the next generation of food and beverage entrepreneurs in Canada. He has been a mentor at the District Ventures CPG Accelerator since 2014, before joining the boards of District Venture Accelerator and District Ventures Kitchen non-profits in 2020. Since that time, these programs have helped launch more than 50 CPG companies.