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Regulatory and Distribution Law Updates for the Alcohol Industry
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Regulatory and Distribution Law Updates for the Alcohol Industry

Craft Beer Mergers and Acquisitions

Over the past several months, 15 notable deals have taken place in the craft beer space, continuing a trend toward consolidation in the industry. While the terms of most transactions remain undisclosed, the deals generally fall into three buckets:

  1. Strategic deals designed to combine leading brands and brewers and leverage distribution capacity;
  2. Targeted asset acquisitions designed primarily to expand brewing capacity; and
  3. Restructuring transactions.

McDermott’s Marc Sorini, Thomas Conaghan and Daniel McGuire walk through notable strategic deals, asset/capacity purchases and restructurings.

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Originally published in The New Brewer, November/December 2019.

Marc SoriniMarc Sorini
Marc E. Sorini concentrates on issues facing the alcohol beverage industry, with a particular focus on the supplier tier and non-beverage alcohol users. He heads the Firm's Alcohol Regulatory & Distribution Group and is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in his field. Read Marc Sorini's full bio.


Daniel P. McGuireDaniel P. McGuire
Daniel P. McGuire focuses his practice on general corporate matters, such as mergers and corporate restructuring, and securities regulation. While in law school, Daniel served as a senior editor of the Ave Maria Law Review, and was twice elected to the Honor Board. He interned at the US Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, in Washington, DC, and as a law clerk for the Wayne County Office of Corporation Counsel in Detroit. Read Daniel P. McGuire's full bio.


Thomas P. ConaghanThomas P. Conaghan
Thomas (Tom) P. Conaghan represents public and private companies, underwriters and other sources of capital, corporate boards and board committees, and corporate executives. He advises US- and foreign-based public companies on issues relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, strategic investments, spin-offs, public and private offerings of securities (including initial public offerings (IPOs)), disclosure, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, corporate governance, executive compensation, and the stock exchange-listed company rules. Tom is co-head of the Firm's Capital Markets and Public Companies Group, and partner-in-charge of the Corporate Group in the Firm's Washington, DC office. Read Tom Conaghan's full bio.

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