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October 2012

KPS Closes Tab With NAB, Sells Brewer For $388M

The Wall Street Journal: By Michael Wursthorn KPS Capital Partners is enjoying its last few sips of North American Breweries Holdings LLC, the beer maker behind brews such as Labatt and Magic Hat. The buyout firm on Friday agreed to sell NAB to Cerveceria Costa Rica SA, a unit of Florida Ice and Farm Co., […]

Could New Money Change the Face of Craft Beer?

Beverage World: By Bill Anderson Craft beer is a trailblazer for almost all other segments of the beverage industry.   Craft is up 12% in dollars this year through June, after being up 14% in 2011.  Its marketing sets the defining standards for authentic, local and artisanal focus and tone.  It connects with its consumers with […]

Bill Anderson On Private Equity In Craft: Industry About To Alter Dramatically

Craft Business Daily: Nothing terribly new in his observations, but it bears mentioning when a financial services/consulting group to craft recognizes private equity as a “significant source of capital” for the industry. First Beverage Group CEO Bill Anderson singles out private equity’s increasing involvement in craft  in his blog post, “Private Equity is Everywhere in […]