Braintrust Investments Acquires Inko's

Scott-Macon acts as an advisor to Braintrust Investments during acquisition of Inko's

September 2014

Braintrust Investments and InkosBraintrust Investments, LLC (Braintrust) announced their acquisition of Inko’s, the first beverage company dedicated to manufacturing, selling, and marketing ready-to-drink white teas. Scott-Macon’s Consumer, Food, & Retail Group acted as an advisor during this transaction.

Founded in 2002, Inko’s markets and sells a variety of bottled white iced teas sold under the Inko’s White Tea trademark, including a range of flavored and unflavored white teas and Inko’s White Tea Energy drink. The company is focused on providing the highest quality offerings to the health-conscious consumer.

About Braintrust

Based in Burr Ridge, IL, Braintrust Investments, LLC is a private investment firm focused on the consumer products sector and, food and beverage companies in particular. Prior to establishing Braintrust, Mr. Kotecki, its Managing Member, held CEO and President roles at Mark Anthony Brands (Mike’s Hard Lemonade), 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.

Scott-Macon’s professionals custom tailor the firm’s services to meet the specific objectives for our clients, helping them to reach their individual goals. Advising clients on middle market merger and acquisitions in a broad range of industries, Scott-Macon’s M&A professionals have extensive experience. Our clients have ranged from large global corporations looking to expand their existing operations to private equity funds seeking to build a new or existing portfolio investment.