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:
- Strategic deals designed to combine leading brands and brewers and leverage distribution capacity;
- Targeted asset acquisitions designed primarily to expand brewing capacity; and
- Restructuring transactions.
McDermott’s Marc Sorini, Thomas Conaghan and Daniel McGuire walk through notable strategic deals, asset/capacity purchases and restructurings.
Originally published in The New Brewer, November/December 2019.