Food and beverage M&A and capital-raising activity is higher than it has been in many years – and companies across the country are benefiting from the
increased availability of capital in this market.
Senior executives, entrepreneurs and investors in the food and beverage industry gathered for cocktails and discussed the
current environment and outlook in the food and beverage industry, as well as industry-specific deal trends from the investor’s perspective.
Eric M. Newman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Bojangles'
Emerging Brands Presentations
- M.I.A. Beer Company
- bruks bars
Food and Beverage Deal Trends
The Investor's Perspective
Post-closing operations issues
Retail site acquisition and disposition insights
Susan Beth, Operating Partner, NRD Capital
Scott Tarbet, Vice President of Acquisitions – Southern Region, RCG Ventures, LLC
- Bob Vail, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
John T. Grieb, Partner, McGuire Woods LLP
Bradley S. Austin, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Attorney General Perspectives
Protecting the People?
Hot enforcement issues for AGs
Labeling issues and trends (all-natural/non-GMO/structure function claims, etc.)
FSMA rulemaking and the new regulatory frontier
Criminal prosecutions in the industry
Jerry W. Kilgore, Former Virginia Attorney General, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Angela M. Spivey, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
- James F. Neale, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP