Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

May 10, 2016

1230 Peachtree St., N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309

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.


Keynote Speaker

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
  • Recent transactions


  • 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, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Bradley S. Austin, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Attorney General Perspectives and Enforcement 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