CCP Client ‘CO168’
Leading Distributor of Wine, Beer and Spirits

Clayton Capital Partners, a St. Louis based investment banking firm, is pleased to exclusively represent ‘CO168’ in the sale of its business.   Headquartered in the Midwest, CO168 is a distributor of wine, craft and artisan beers, unique spirits, juice concentrate, soft drinks, and mixers.   

Full Service Distributor – CO168 is widely recognized as a full service distributor by its customers.   

Specialized Products – CO168 carries three principal lines of products – Wine, Craft / Artisan Beers and Unique Spirits.  The Company represents both branded and private label product lines.  They specialize in carrying products that do not meet the sales volume levels necessary to appeal to the large national distributors. 

Reputation for Focused and Responsive Customer Service – CO168 has a great reputation as a distributor who will work with its customers to provide the products and quantities needed, no matter how large or small the order, no matter the frequency of delivery. 

Statewide Sales Distribution Network – CO168 is fully licensed and has statewide distribution rights for all brands of wine, beer and spirits; and distributes across the entire state to over 1,000 customers.  

Strong Management Team The experienced management team has grown the company through creative organic initiatives and acquisitions.  They are available to a new buyer to continue the growth of CO168.

Financial Performance – CO168 revenues have grown from $1.2M in 2000 to over $16M in 2010.  Revenues grew over 21% from 2009-2010 and Gross Profit has remained steady at 25-26%.  The demand for wine, craft / artisan beers and unique spirits continues to strengthen. 

CO168 Financials
TTM 6/30/2011
Compiled 2010
Compiled 2009
Compiled 2008
Net Sales $16,741,811 $16,464,150 $13,639,132 $12,167,945
Gross Profit $4,286,734 $4,206,341 $3,521,083 $3,026,767
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The undersigned hereby agrees:

That all information, data and materials disclosed or furnished (herein called the Information) by Clayton Capital Partners Acquisition Candidate CO168 (herein called the Company) will be maintained strictly confidential and that, in consideration for such disclosure, no use of the Information will be made by any signing party, or employees of such party, other than for internal evaluation purposes, on a strictly confidential basis.

It is understood that disclosure of any of the Information, including the possibility that the Shareholders may consider sale, disclosure of the current status of the Company, or disclosure of any information to customers, vendors, competitors, or employees of the Company would cause serious financial damage to the Company and/or its affiliates.

The undersigned also agrees that, for the term of this agreement, they will not solicit for employment any person who is currently employed by the Company.

Further, the undersigned agrees not to copy, duplicate, disclose or deliver all or any portion of the Information to a third party or permit any third party to inspect, copy or duplicate the same.

This shall not, however, prevent the undersigned from disclosing to others or using in any manner:

  1. Information which has been published and has become part of the public domain other than by acts or omissions by the receiving party.
  2. Information which has been furnished or made known to the undersigned by third parties as a matter of right without restriction of disclosure, or
  3. Information which the undersigned can show was already in its possession at the time it entered into this Agreement and which was not acquired directly or indirectly from the Company, their representatives, its employees or their representatives.

This agreement shall remain in effect for a term of two years from the execution date hereof and upon request, the receiving party will promptly return all data and materials furnished by the Company and destroy any internal analyses and/or workpapers related to the evaluation of the Company.

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For Additional Information Contact
Ron Zimmerman, Director, Exit Planning
8112 Maryland Ave., Suite 250 | St. Louis, MO 63105
Ph 314-725-9939 x 542 | Fax 314-725-9938