From Mix1 to Bossa Nova, Functional Category Deals are Getting Done

The functional food and beverage category has seen numerous big acquisition and investment deals in recent years, including The Coca-Cola Co.'s $4.2 billion purchase of Glaceau Vitaminwater in 2007. Although activity slowed dramatically last year, several functional category deals got done. In June 2009, Beverage Holdings LLC (the company behind the Sunny Delight brand) snatched up Bossa Nova Beverage Group, maker of super

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