The Beverage Company

INVESTMENT YEAR: 2017 - Current

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION:
Carbonated Drinks
INVESTMENT PARTNERS:
Management & Nedbank Private Equity
FUND:
ENTERPRISE VALUE
Not disclosed
INVESTMENT TEAM
The Beverage Company
Overview

The Beverage Company (“BevCo”) is a South African beverage producer with headquarters in Johannesburg. BevCo owns 100% of Little Green Beverages (Pty) Ltd (“Little Green”), a company which produces carbonated soft drinks (“CSD”) primarily in 2-litre plastic pack sizes. Little Green sells its own branded CSD products called Refreshhh!, and is the largest private label CSD bottler to modern retailers in South Africa. Little Green also produces a range of mixers, energy drinks and water.

The business was founded in 2006 and has grown into a leading alternative beverages company over the past 10 years. Little Green’s footprint is largely regional in terms of sales force presence and warehousing, with its primary bottling operating facilities located in Johannesburg and East London.