It's time to celebrate the holiday season by gathering with friends and family; as these festivities often involve toasting with wine, beer or other drinks, we thought it fitting to look into PE investor activity in the alcoholic beverages industry. According to the PitchBook Platform, more than 110 PE firms have completed a deal in the space over the past decade, investing in producers, distributors and specialized retailers, among other related companies. The most active investor tracked over the past decade—perhaps not surprisingly—is wine-focused Bacchus Capital Management, which has a number of wineries in its portfolio.
Top investors in the alcoholic beverages industry since the start of 2005 and their deal counts (incl. add-ons):