Independent Beverage Group

Baton Rouge Beverage Company engaged Joe Thompson and IBG to sell the assets of our distributorship in 2016, and are glad we did. Joe and his team brought great value to the process. I recommend Joe and IBG highly.

Beau Olinde, former owner/president, Baton Rouge Beverage
Joe E. Thompson

Joe E. Thompson

Joe E. Thompson has been the president & owner of IBG since 1988. Joe’s experience includes National Sales Director at Coors Brewing Company, National Sales Manager at Coca-Cola USA and President of Tipton Distributing Company in Knoxville, TN. Joe is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he was a 2 year starter on the varsity football squad. Joe currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

About IBG

Established in 1988, IBG has been a leader in the beverage industry with an extremely successful track record offering a variety of valuable services to not only distributors, but also suppliers, financial institutions and legal firms. With our professionals' 100+ years of industry experience at both the distributor and supplier levels, IBG clients have benefited from our hands-on and management experience.

This unparalleled experience in all phases of beverage distribution, from sales, marketing, administration and operations has led IBG to be the undisputed leader in Mergers & Acquisitions within our industry. We have successfully completed more transactions than any other firm, creating wealth for both buyers and sellers.

Our Business Valuation service helps provide those needing a clear, realistic value of their company a fair determination of that value. Whether your purpose is tax or estate planning, restructuring a loan, buying, selling or merging all or part of a business or just curiosity, IBG can meet your requirements.

IBG has provided an Resource Library of Joe E. Thompson original articles dating back to the Acquisition Services of February 1999 for your review. There is a link to the most recent presentation as well. This is a comprehensive way to understand his perspective of current trends emerging in the Beverage Industry. If you would like original copies of any articles or presentations emailed to you please contact our Corporate Office.