OMAC Beverage Advisors names Lake managing director

OMAC Beverage Advisors, a specialized investment bank focused exclusively on the beverage industry, announced Ryan Lake has joined the firm as a managing director. Lake will dedicate his time expanding the firm’s relationships with beverage distributors, craft brewers, craft and independent spirits companies, and other beverage businesses.

“We are thrilled to add Ryan to our team of trusted and talented advisers,” said Sean McLaren, managing partner, OMAC Beverage Advisors. “He has a deep experience and understanding of the beverage industry, and the counsel and insight he brings to our clients is second to none.”

Before joining OMAC, Lake was a director at First Beverage Group, where he spent seven years working on many significant craft brewery, beverage distributor and nonalcoholic beverage brand merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to that, he spent nine years at GE Capital where he specialized in structured finance transactions for beverage companies, chain restaurants and hotels.

OMAC offers a comprehensive range of advisory services for beverage companies looking to confidentially buy, sell, merge or obtain capital. With over 65 years of beverage industry transaction experience, the company creates a highly customized strategy and disciplined process that provides the framework for owners to make difficult decisions while optimizing results.

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