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First Beverage Invests in Mezcal Brand, GEM&BOLT

BEVNET: By Ray Latif First Beverage Ventures, the private equity arm of First Beverage Group, today announced an investment in mezcal brand Gem & Bolt, marking the first time that the firm has invested in a distilled spirits company. The financing was drawn from its second fund, which also includes investments in Q Drinks and […]

First Beverage Group Invests in GEM&BOLT Mezcal

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Ventures, the private equity arm of First Beverage Group, is pleased to announce its investment in GEM&BOLT as the lead investor in an equity raise completed by the company. Distilled in Oaxaca, GEM&BOLT is an artisanal mezcal made with 100% espadin and the Mexican herb damiana, known for its mythological […]

Juicero Introduces First Countertop Cold-Press Juicing System

Business Wire: Introducing Juicero, a new health and wellness company on a mission to make it easier to consume more servings of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. Juicero today announced the first countertop cold-press juicing system, uniting technology, agriculture and design to make raw, organic, home juicing effortless. Juicero’s “farm-to-glass” system includes: Juicero Press: The […]

First Beverage Raising Second Fund; VEB Likely Re-Investing

BevNET.com: First Beverage Ventures has exhausted its first fund and is now looking to raise a second. Started in April, 2013, First Beverage Ventures is the direct investment part of founder Bill Anderson’s First Beverage Group, which also does investment advising and consulting work. Tom First, one of the fund’s managing partners, confirmed today that […]

M&A Musical Chairs

Craft Business Daily: M&A activity inside the industry has never been higher and it’s not subsiding anytime soon. First Beverage Group’s Townsend Ziebold told the audience at Brewbound’s Chicago Session that he believes there will be a little less than 25 craft transactions in the next 18 months. You might be saying ‘that seems like […]