Think Better Group Acquisition of Klean Kanteen

March 7, 2024

Think Better Group in partnership with the ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund is excited to announce the acquisition of Klean Kanteen.

March 2024 /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Think Better Group in partnership with the ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund is excited to announce the acquisition of Klean Kanteen.

Klean Kanteen, the original clean-reuseable water bottle founded over 20 years ago at the foot of the Sierras in northern California USA, has been leading the industry in the sustainable drink category. Every aspect of Klean’s impact philosophy aligns perfectively with Think Better Group’s strategy around eliminating the use of single use plastics and across its current product ranges of Care, Drinks and Lifestyle.

Klean Kanteen is a pioneer and leader in research and development of clean drinking solutions. Over the past twenty years, Klean Kanteen has logged a number of industry firsts including the first to be BPA free and lead free (chemicals driving serious health concerns throughout the world) in the manufacturing of drink containers, gathering larger industry and consumer awareness and attention.

As a family operated business, Klean’s owners Michelle Kalberer and Jeff Cresswell, are excited by the opportunity of joining the Think Better Group portfolio of sustainable brands and leveraging the global reach and customers shared across the portfolio. “The opportunity to partner with Think Better Group and further expand our offering across both our home North American market and internationally is truly unique. We have operated our business independently for over 20 years and view the opportunity now to join with a partner that shares our core principles and values”.

Klean currently distributes its products to over 100 countries worldwide, and Think Better Group views the partnership an opportunity to grow its portfolio more into the North America market leveraging Klean’s unique infrastructure, whilst at the same time further elevating the Klean brand into the core European and Asia Pacific markets that the business operates today.

Heath Jansen CEO Think Better group commented “we are excited to welcome the Klean Kanteen team to Think Better Group. Together our combined businesses will allow us to sustainably grow and provide additional plastic free alternatives to our global consumer base”.

Think Better Group with Klean Kanteen now sees the Group leveraging its unique position in the millennial consumer space with leading brands in Drinks, Lifestyle and Care.



About Klean Kanteen

Founded in 2004, Klean Kanteen is a family and employee-owned leader in reusable stainless-steel drinkware and food containers with distribution worldwide. With a focus on environmental stewardship, Klean Kanteen is a B Corporation, proud 1% For The Planet member, and Climate Neutral Certified company. Working closely with values-aligned companies and organizations, Klean Kanteen supports efforts towards health, the reduction of single-use plastic, and environmental education and awareness. For more information visit www.kleankanteen.com.