Food, Beverage & Consumer Goods

From farm to funding and endcap to exit plan, KO’s industry experts help food, beverage and consumer goods businesses grow and thrive.

In the dynamic food, beverage and CPG markets, competitors of all sizes are redefining mainstream trends like never before. KO’s team of industry experts work with a wide variety of companies, investors and acquirers to negotiate better deals, streamline financing and orchestrate complex purchase agreements.

We also help companies scale as they grow by providing assistance with day to day contracts, including manufacturing, supply, co-packing, distribution brokerage and other commercial contracts. Our holistic approach takes us beyond the transaction or project to deliver services and counsel that brings the most value to your brand or investment.

We’ve worked with the team at KO on over a dozen food and beverage deals, spanning two funds and over five years. Their service and expertise is unmatched; we have and will continue to recommend them without reservation.

Duane Primozich

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, BIGR Ventures

With decades of food and beverage experience, including natural foods expertise, our team stays on top of trends and maintains close connections with key industry influencers. From a wide variety of agreements and financing, to mergers and acquisitions, our experienced team handles it all, including:

  • Formations
  • Financings and investments
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • General counsel support including employment agreements and equity incentive plans
  • Industry contracts including supply, manufacturing, distribution, co-packing, brokerage contracts
  • Other commercial contracts including lease agreements, privacy policies and terms of service
  • Assistance with tax structuring
  • Assistance with trademark and other IP protection

“The legal expertise and practical advice provided by the KO team was invaluable in our achievement of a successful transaction. Over the past five years, we have enjoyed working with KO on financings, acquisitions and general corporate matters, and we consider them an extension of our Blue Bottle team.”

Bryan Meehan

Chief Executive Officer of Blue Bottle Coffee

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Because we routinely collaborate with key partners like investment bankers, investors, and acquirers, we’re well positioned to serve client’s needs at every stage of their lifecycle. The KO team focuses on achieving business results quickly and efficiently, always with an eye toward long-term goals.

Our attorneys actively attend and speak at CPG and food and beverage conferences, mentor startups, and contribute to educational work in the industry. KO lawyers are members and sponsors of Naturally Boulder, a supporter of the Tech Stars Food Tech Startup Weekend, and have spoken and mentored at Natural Products Expo West and Expo East events.

$1B

in M&A transactions

100s

of financings

$500M+

in transactions

KO’s team helps clients scale and evolve as their size and needs increase. We’ve helped small food brands grow into major national players in the food and beverage space as they secure financing, grow through acquisition, or execute a successful sale.

Understanding the food and beverage and consumer goods space allows the KO team to anticipate issues your company might encounter as it develops and recommend strategies that protect your assets and help you grow.

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