Q&A with Peter Kaufman
Bringing capital and operational advice to wineries
by Cyril Penn
May 2010 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Bacchus Capital Management is a firm focused on mezzanine and private equity investments in the wine industry. It was established in 2007 by Sam Bronfman, Peter Kaufman and Henry Owsley. Bronfman, among other things, was president of Seagram Chateau and Estate Wines from 1996 to 2001, and chairman of Diageo Global Wines from 2001 to 2003. Kaufman and Owsley are investment bankers. Bacchus specializes in mezzanine debt, debt which falls behind senior secured debt and ahead of equity, with an emp...
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