Sep 06, 2013

Crestview Partners Acquires DS Waters

Transaction enables DS Waters to focus on the future in the direct-to-consumer beverage services market

DS Waters of America Inc. and Crestview Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, announced the closing of the acquisition of DS Waters by funds advised by Crestview.  The company will maintain its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.

Created in 2003, DS Waters is a U.S.-based bottled water, water filtration and coffee service company, with a long history of great American brands. The transaction will enable DS Waters to focus on the future in the direct-to-consumer beverage services market. The partnership with Crestview positions DS Waters to continue its growth both organically and through acquisitions across the HOD delivery, office coffee service and water filtration industries. Post-transaction, the company will continue to build its national distribution network through expansion of its sales and marketing efforts and distribution of new products and services.

DS Waters products are sold under the brand names Alhambra, Athena, Belmont Springs, Crystal Springs, Deep Rock, Hinckley Springs, Kentwood Spring, Mount Olympus, Nursery Water, Sierra Springs and Sparklett.  Several of our bottled water brands have been satisfying consumers for more than 100 years. DS Waters offers brewed coffee and tea beverages under the Standard Coffee brand, as well as office break room supplies. DS Waters provides water filtration systems, equipment and services under the Relyant brand.