Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products

Guayaki started in 1996 with the goal of making organic, fair-trade yerba mate the mainstream beverage and prove that a company can be profitable while operating sustainably. Guayaki sells a variety of Yerba Mate products including tea and carbonated beverages. It pays farmers a premium for yerba grown under trees native to the rainforest as opposed to clear-cutting forests to produce plantation-style yerba mate. In this way, Guayaki is helping to reverse the destruction of the rainforest.

Amount:
$500,000 in equity & $1.25 million in subordinated loans
Interest Rate:
Equity: N/A & Debt: 13% per annum with conversion option
Term:
N/A
Strategy:
Sustainable, Healthy, Fair-Trade Products
Type:
Private Equity; Revolving Line of Credit
Status:
Active
Portfolio:
Core