Since the beginning of 2009, 63 PE investors have completed 70 investments in the Food & Beverage industry, according to the PitchBook Platform. So far this year, PE investors have displayed a larger appetite for the industry than last year with 41 completed deals, compared to 31 for all of 2009. The most active investors during the last couple of years have included KPS Capital Partners with 5 deals and Wind Point Partners, Catterton Partners and Mistral Equity Partners with 3 deals each. PE investors have also found more success in 2010 when it comes to satisfying cravings for liquidity. They have successfully exited 22 companies in the industry this year, a significant increase over 2009's 8 exits. Those exits has been relatively evenly split between sales to corporations and sales to other PE investors, with sellers finding little luck with the public markets.