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Beverage Investor Pins Hopes on Hard Stuff

Los Angeles Business Journal: By Caroline Anderson A Century City-based investment bank that has focused on backing startups making nonalcoholic beverages is growing up a little for its second fund. First Beverage Group, which raised $64 million last month for the new fund, will include companies making alcoholic drinks this time around. That’s a departure […]

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 […]