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Salus Capital Closes $10MM Financing for AQUAhydrate, Inc.

February 05, 2015, 08:05 AM
Filed Under: Beverages

Salus Capital Partners, LLC, announced it has provided up to $10 million in debt financing to AQUAhydrate, Inc., a Southern California-based performance lifestyle beverage company. The financing will be used to fund the company’s working and growth capital needs.

AQUAhydrate has pioneered a new category of performance lifestyle beverages and is positioned to transform the beverage industry as consumers continue to switch from high calorie artificial beverages to more innovative and healthy options. AQUAhydrate recently achieved the status of being the fastest growing water company in the US according to AC Nielsen reporting, and is widely regarded as the leader in the alkaline water category.

"We're very grateful to have Salus Capital in our corner,” said Hal Kravitz, CEO of AQUAhydrate. "Salus carries with them a strong capability in structuring loans and a passion for seeing businesses thrive. They've been important partners for us at this time of tremendous growth, and we're thrilled to have their guidance as we continue to explore the possibilities.”

“The AQUAhydrate brand has seen significant expansion since its inception. Salus is proud to partner under the veteran leadership of Hal Kravitz and his team to help the company meet their growth objectives,” said Andrew H. Moser, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Salus Capital. “We are excited to grow our Food & Beverage industry portfolio with a company who is committed to producing an innovative and high quality product.”

AQUAhydrate was advised by Joseph J. Messina, President, Intercontinental Beverage Capital Inc. (IBC) a New York-based Merchant Bank focused specifically on the beverage and consumer packaged goods industries. IBC acted as the Placement Agent for the transaction.

Salus Capital is a direct originator of secured asset-based loans to the middle market across a variety of industries with additional complementary financing throughout the capital structure. Target transaction sizes range from $5 million to $50 million, with the ability to hold up to $100 million and to syndicate larger transactions.

AQUAhydrate, Inc. is a Southern California-based performance lifestyle beverage geared towards the new generation of millennial consumers. 

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