“There is an Annie, and she was actually planning to sell her stake,” says Molly Ashby, chairman of organic snack food company Annie’s Inc. (NYSE: BNNY).

For Solera Capital LLC, a New York private equity firm that Ashby founded, it was ideal that Annie’s co-founder Annie Withey retain a stake in the company, said Asbhy at a fireside chat conducted by Mergers & Acquisitions editor-in-chief Mary Kathleen Flynn at an ACG New York Women of Leadership (WOL) event on Sept. 26 at the Harmonie Club. The event was the first in ACG NY WOL’s new series of talks with entrepreneurs.

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