The Deep Dive: Tinley Beverage Company (TNY.C)

I’m not usually a big fan of the beverage business, because getting a product onto store shelves is a ruthless game for the sort of scoundrels that, a hundred years ago, would have been selling swamp real estate to seniors. But if you can make it work, there are undeniable fortunes to be made. Red Bull sold 6 billion cans last year, and is valued at over $5 billion. Not bad for a drink that tastes like kerosene.