First Beverage Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, First Beverage Ventures has invested in 4 companies.

First Beverage Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are beverages (75%) and e-commerce (9%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (59%) and venture (34%). In total, First Beverage Ventures has invested in 7 US states and 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, First Beverage Ventures has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

First Beverage Ventures

1800 Avenue of the Stars,
Los Angeles, California 90067
United States
(310) 481-5100
www.firstbev.com
info@firstbev.com

First Beverage Ventures is the private equity group of financial advisory firm, First Beverage Group. First Beverage Ventures looks to invest in emerging beverage companies throughout the US. The Firm pursues companies that can benefit from value-added services including support with distribution, supply chain, strategic planning, marketing, operations, finance, board development and human resources. Target companies typically have $1 to $15 million in revenue. First Beverage Ventures is based in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, E-Commerce, Internet Software and Services, Utilities

Target Transaction Types: Growth Capital, Stake Purchase, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 1 15
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 7 1 1 2 1 - 12
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mad Tasty LLC 2019-12-17 - Growth Capital
Nashville, Tennessee · www.madtasty.com
VitaCup LLC 2018-10-10 - Growth Capital
San Diego, California · www.vitacup.com
Laws Whiskey House 2018-06-27 - Growth Capital
Denver, Colorado · www.lawswhiskeyhouse.com
Purity Organic LLC 2018-06-21 - Unknown
Oakland, California · www.purityorganic.com
Gem & Bolt LLC 2017-05-24 - Growth Capital
West Orange, New Jersey · www.gemandbolt.com
Q Tonic LLC 2016-03-09 - Venture
Brooklyn, New York · www.qdrinks.com
Drizly, Inc. 2015-05-29 - Venture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.drizly.com
Essentia Water LLC 2014-09-02 - Growth Capital
Bothell, Washington · www.essentiawater.com
Activate Drinks 2014-07-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.activatedrinks.com
Repsly, Inc. 2014-06-17 - Venture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.repsly.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Beverages 7 (70%) - 9 (75%) -
E-Commerce 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Utilities 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 12 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 10 (100%) - 11 (92%) -
  California 3 (30%) - 4 (33%) -
  Massachusetts 2 (20%) - 2 (17%) -
  Washington 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Tennessee 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  New York 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  New Jersey 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Colorado 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Canada - - 1 (8%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 12 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (60%) - 7 (58%) -
Venture 3 (30%) - 4 (33%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 12 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 1 (50%) -
Unknown 1 (50%) -
Total 2 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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