IBG adds award-winning craft spirits and diversified wine offerings to its portfolio
Denver, CO – March 05, 2020 – Integrated Beverage Group (“IBG”) announced today that it has acquired Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in partnership with Ransom Founder Tad Seestedt. An award-winning producer of premium handcrafted wines, vermouth, grappa, whiskey and gin, Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery provides Integrated Beverage Group with a well-recognized foothold in the high growth category of craft spirits and solidifies the company as a leader in Oregon wine.
Ransom Spirits is a pioneering and innovative craft distillery that introduced the United States’ first Old Tom Gin and brought the world its first barrel aged Old Tom Gin in modern history. The distillery’s flagship whiskey, “The Emerald” is a groundbreaking authentic recreation of 1800’s whiskies made in Ireland that has garnered top accolades, such as Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and “World’s Best Pot Still Whiskey” from Whisky Magazine.
“We’ve been waiting for the right wine and spirits partner that shares our stance on the importance of transparency, quality and overall purity in production. Furthermore, it was key for us to find a company that not only provided us an entry into the spirits category, but also expanded our wine offerings outside of the traditional Oregon varietals,” said Ari Walker, CEO of Integrated Beverage Group.
The transaction closed on February 28. Zepponi and Company served as the financial advisor to Ransom Distillery and Winery.
About Integrated Beverage Group
Integrated Beverage Group develops and markets brands and provides tailored retail solutions in the alcohol beverage industry. The company owns several wine brands that are sold in retail stores across the U.S, at its winery and tasting room in Dundee, Oregon and online. IBG has one of the largest databases of alcoholic beverage chemical profiles in the U.S., and it leverages this data to develop its own brands and to provide retailers with custom brand solutions.
About Juggernaut Capital Partners
Juggernaut Capital Partners is a leading private equity firm focusing on lower middle market companies primarily in the consumer and business services sectors. Juggernaut has a family of funds representing over $1 billion of capital commitments and is currently investing out of Juggernaut Capital Partners IV, L.P .
For more information on Juggernaut Capital Partners, please visit www.juggernautcap.com.