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Blue Buddha Beverages LLC Acquired by Braintrust Investment, LLC

Scott-Macon's Consumer, Food & Retail Group provides M&A services.

December 2014

Blue Buddha

Braintrust Investment, LLC announced that its subsidiary, Wholesome Team Company, acquired the business of Blue Buddha Beverages LLC. Scott-Macon advised Braintrust in the acquisition.

Founded in 2009, Blue Buddha markets and sells a variety of bottled blended herbal iced teas that support the following states of being: vitality, serenity, radiance, and wellness. The company was the second ready-to-drink tea beverage company acquired by Braintrust that year, and is focused on providing the highest quality offerings to the health-conscious consumer.

About Braintrust Investments, LLC and Wholesome Team Company, LLC

Braintrust is a private investment firm based in Burr Ridge, IL and is focused on the consumer products sector, food and beverage companies in particular. Prior to establishing Braintrust, its Managing Member, Kevin Kotecki, held CEO and President roles at Mark Anthony Brands, Pabst Brewing Company, ConAgra Refrigerated Foods, and Brach’s Confections, Inc.

About Scott-Macon’s Consumer, Food & Retail Group and M&A Services

The Scott-Macon Consumer, Food, & Retail Group is comprised of senior investment bankers that offer clients a broad range of products and services for middle market corporate and financial sponsor clients. The group leverages superior execution capabilities and product expertise with deep industry knowledge to deliver creative solutions.

Utilizing experience in both domestic and international advisory, Scott-Macon's professionals have assisted clients on the purchase or sale of companies, subsidiaries and business units in a broad range of industries. We assist clients in all stages of the sale or acquisition process and develop strategy, acquisition parameters and purchase constraints before the initiation of the program.

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