First Beverage Ventures Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

First Beverage Ventures’ most common sectors for investment are beverages (67%) and consumer products (17%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (50%) and venture (34%). In total, First Beverage Ventures has invested in 3 US states.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

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

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 (0.2/yr) # 5 1 - - - - 6
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Q Drinks 2016-03-09 - Growth Capital
Brooklyn, New York · www.qdrinks.com
Drizly, Inc. 2015-05-29 - Venture
Sherborn, Massachusetts · www.drizly.com
Project Juice 2014-01-06 - Stake Purchase
San Francisco, California · www.projectjuice.com
Health-Ade LLC 2013-10-08 - Growth Capital
Los Angeles, California · www.health-ade.com
Purity Organic LLC 2011-07-22 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.purityorganic.com
The Rising Beverage Co. LLC (dba Activate) 2009-07-01 - Venture
Los Angeles, California · www.activatedrinks.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Beverages 4 (67%) - 4 (67%) -
Consumer Products 1 (17%) - 1 (17%) -
E-Commerce 1 (17%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 6 - 6 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (100%) - 6 (100%) -
  California 4 (67%) - 4 (67%) -
  New York 1 (17%) - 1 (17%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (17%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 6 - 6 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 3 (50%) - 3 (50%) -
Venture 2 (33%) - 2 (33%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (17%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 6 - 6 -

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