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First Beverage Raising Second Fund; VEB Likely Re-Investing 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 […]

First Beverage Group Acts as Financial Advisor to Argo Tea, Inc.

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Financial, the investment banking arm of First Beverage Group, announced that it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Argo Tea, Inc. (“Argo Tea”) in its recent growth capital investment from Breakwater Investment Management.  Argo Tea is a leading Chicago-based tea retailer and wholesaler, with over 40 locations in the […]

Essentia Water secures private equity investment

Beverage Industry Magazine: Essentia Water LLC, Bothell, Wash., secured a private placement investment led by Castanea Partners, a Newton, Mass.-based private equity firm that owned Fuze Beverage prior to its sale to The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta. First Beverage Ventures, the private equity arm of Los Angeles-based First Beverage Group, also participated in the investment. The […]