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October 2010

Buffett Strikes Deal With Horizon Wine & Spirits

Wine & Spirits Daily: WSD has learned that Warren Buffett’s McLane Company (parent company is Berkshire Hathaway) has entered into an agreement to acquire Horizon Wine and Spirits in Tennessee, according to sources that asked to remain anonymous. It has operations in Nashville and Chattanooga, and is led by president and ceo Tommy Bernard. Sources […]

Done Deal: Tata Leads Group Puttin’ Planned $21 Mil Into Activate Brand; Signals Commitment Of Indian Conglomerate To RTD Sector In North America

Beverage Business INSIGHTS: Especially after its brief involvement in Glaceau, India’s Tata Group has been on everyone’s short list of likely strategic investors in cutting-edge RTD brands. But the investments haven’t come, and at various times Tata execs have pointed to other markets, like Russia, as key overseas focus. Now shoe has finally dropped in […]

Business Plans That Work

Beverage World: By Bill Anderson As each segment of the beverage industry gets more crowded and competitive, the need for old and new beverage entrepreneurs to deliver compelling business plans has become more acute. In our small private equity group, we have reviewed over 100 business plans in the last year. Here are a few […]

First Beverage Makes Investment In Thomas Kemper Soda Co.

Beer Business Daily: First Beverage Group announced that the company has made an investment in the Thomas Kemper Soda Company. In addition, Joth Ricci, Managing Director of Operations of First Beverage Capital, will join Thomas Kemper’s Board of Directors. Ricci is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Jones Soda Company and the former […]