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STAMPEDE BREWING CO. RECEIVES FUNDING FROM CALIFORNIA CAPITAL INVESTORS, LLC (CCI)
Newport Beach, CA… Stampede Brewing Co. Inc., a Dallas, TX headquartered unique, vitamin-enhanced light beer manufacturer, has received a bridge-note that California Capital Partners, LLC (CalCap) led, and in which California Capital Investors, LLC (CCI) participated. The note matures six months from receipt with a six-month extension at the option of the bridge lenders.
CalCap also will lead the next round of financing, which will be a hybrid financing of debt and equity.
Stampede Light Plus is a super-premium light beer capitalizing on the broad market trends toward new functional or plus beverages that cater to health-conscious consumers. Stampede is marketed as Beer Plus with the slogan of “Be Smart, Drink Smart.”
CCI is managed by CalCap, a venture capital firm focused primarily on small- to medium-sized technology and life sciences companies. It also invests through an innovative new fund, the California Ventures Debt Fund (CalVen).
More information on CalCap can be found at www.calcappartners.com
About Stampede Light Plus
Stampede Light Plus is a unique beer, targeted to the healthy, active life-style market. Stampedeis a full-bodied German style light beer, made with premium malt and balanced with the finest domestic hops. Recently, celebrity consumer of Stampede, Jessica Simpson (http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2008-08-20-simpson-stampede_N.htm), took a 15% stake in the brewer. Additional information is available at http://www.stampedebeer.com