When you first open a cold beer after a long week, we know the first thought to cross your mind: Does private equity or venture capital somehow play a role in this delicious, relaxing beverage? (Well, it crosses ours.) To find out exactly what role PE and VC firms play in your favorite brews and wines, we tapped the PitchBook Platform.
Since 2009, the number of deals and capital invested in producers and purveyors of alcoholic beverages has been as spotty as James Bond’s liver. Much like the quality of a series of Friday nights, the 198 deals and exits that occurred in the PE and VC universes between 2009 and early February this year vary considerably, with a few blowouts skewing the overall size and quantity. Rather like St. Patrick’s Day, or Mardi Gras.
To learn more about the top buyouts and VC investments in alcohol-related companies, click here.
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