The Food and Beverage Group at City National Bank


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Farm to Fork & Coast to Coast

City National's Food & Beverage group combines financial expertise with an insider's understanding of opportunities, challenges and trends. We get in the fields, the manufacturing plants and the warehouses to discover what our clients face, day in and day out. Because we're more than transactions — we get out from behind the desk and into our clients' world. From processing and manufacturing to production and distribution, we'll provide you with the solutions and advice you need to achieve your strategic financial objectives. 

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Custom Financing

The ups and downs of the food and beverage industry require flexible financing solutions. We're here to provide the most effective strategy for your evolving needs.

  • Cash flow financing
  • Asset-backed financing
  • Unitranche financing
  • Equipment financing
  • Real estate financing
  • Supply chain financing
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Treasury Management

Cash flow is the lifeblood of your business. We'll help you manage your company's finances with innovative products and services so you can look beyond your bottom line.

  • Payment solutions
  • Accounting integration
  • Fraud prevention
  • Deposit services
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Investment Banking

Our affiliate, RBC Capital Markets, offers robust investment banking solutions, including leveraged finance and food and beverage research, to help you identify ways to increase profits.

  • Equity and debt capital markets
  • Leveraged finance
  • Merger and acquisition advisory
  • Food and beverage research

Recent Transactions

June 2020 , Grower and Distributor of branded plants	, $105,000,000 ,	Senior Credit Facility
May 2020 Marketer of Premium Branded Supplements ,	$103,000,000 ,	Senior Credit Facilities	Joint Lead Arranger Joint Bookrunner
May 2020 , Beverage Producer and Distributor	, $60,000,000 	, Supply Chain Finance Facility
July 2019, Conventional & Organic Produce Distributor ,	$79,000,000 	, Unitranche Credit Facility
July 2020, Protein Food Processor & Distributor	, $172,500,000 ,	Senior Credit Facilities
October 2019 Beer Distributor	$53,000,000 	Senior Credit Facilities	Administrative Agent, Sole Lead Arranger and Bookrunner
August 2019 , Wholesale Bakery	,$65,000,000 	,Senior Credit Facilities	, City National Bank: Administrative Agent (Revolver)
AUGUST 2019 , Specialty Coffee Roaster and Retailer 	 , $600,000,000 $34,000,000 , 	Revolver Supply Chain Finance
July 2019 Premier Wine Industry Producer ,	$335,000,000 ,	Senior Credit Facilities	Joint Lead Arranger

Your Food & Beverage Team

David Hasenbalg

Group Head

Jennifer Pricco Braasch

Managing Director

Midwest & Great Lakes Region

Zachary Chubb

Managing Director

Northeast Region

Justin D'Affronte

Managing Director

Southern California & Southeast Region

Mike Dallape

Managing Director

Northern California & Mountain/Midwest Region


Shahe Kassardjian

Managing Director

Southern California & Southwest Region


Joel Keating

Managing Director

Northern California & Northwest Region


Jack Lampert

Senior Syndications Manager

Let's Connect

From farm to fork and coast to coast, we cover every area of the food and beverage industry.

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