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Bob Nakasone Joins First Beverage Ventures

BevNET.com: Martín Caballero First Beverage Group has found a second generation for its equity arm. Following the departures of Nantucket Nectars co-founder Tom First and former Glaceau executive Jason Camillos last year, the firm’s fund, First Beverage Ventures, has brought on a pair of investment professionals and a seasoned industry operator to manage its investment […]

Bob Nakasone Joins First Beverage Ventures

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Ventures, the private equity arm of First Beverage Group, is pleased to announce that Bob Nakasone has joined the firm as a managing director.   Mr. Nakasone joins First Beverage Group from KeVita, where he helped accelerate the company’s already steep growth trajectory, culminating in the successful sale of the company […]

First Beverage Ventures Announces New Team Members

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Ventures, the private equity arm of First Beverage Group, is pleased to announce that Kyle Wheeler has joined the firm as managing partner and head of the firm’s investment activities and Kristen Bareuther has joined as managing director. Prior to joining First Beverage, Mr. Wheeler served as president of Gores […]

First Beverage Group Acts as Financial Advisor to to Brooklyn Brewery in its Sale of a Minority Interest to Kirin

First Beverage Group: First Beverage Financial, the investment banking arm of First Beverage Group, announced that it acted as the financial advisor to Brooklyn Brewery in its sale of a minority equity interest to Kirin Brewery.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.   The investment will allow Brooklyn to remain independently owned and operated by […]