Mergers & Acquisitions

Untappd Parent Company Next Glass to Acquire E-Commerce Platform Oznr

Untappd Parent Company Next Glass to Acquire E-Commerce Platform Oznr

Next Glass, the tech parent company of beer-centric social media app Untappd and online beer community and event producer Beer Advocate, announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire e-commerce platform Oznr, formerly known as CraftCellr.

IRI Acquires RSi, Leading Supply Chain Analytics Provider

IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, CPG, retail and media companies, today announced that it has acquired Retail Solutions, Inc. (RSi), the leading provider of supply chain solutions for CPG manufacturers and retailers. The addition of RSi’s solutions to the industry-leading IRI Liquid Data® technology platform will offer the industry’s most comprehensive supply chain solution, as well as the largest repository of de-identified and anonymous consumer data assets in the CPG industry, delivering long-term increased value and impact to clients.

Last Call: Sam Calagione Joins Boston Beer Board; PV Brewing Closes Kona Hawaii Deal; GoPuff Raises $380M

Last Call: Sam Calagione Joins Boston Beer Board; PV Brewing Closes Kona Hawaii Deal; GoPuff Raises $380M

The Boston Beer Company has added Dogfish Head co-founder Sam Calagione and Snap Inc. (Snapchat) chairman Michael Lynton to the company’s board of directors. Philadelphia-headquartered GoPuff, essentially an on-demand delivery service for products ranging from snacks to alcohol, recently completed a $380 million funding round that takes the company’s valuation to $3.9 billion. And more news bites.

Bell’s Brewery Excluded From Monarch Beverage’s Sale to Reyes in Indiana

Bell’s Brewery Excluded From Monarch Beverage’s Sale to Reyes in Indiana

Bell’s Brewery’s portfolio will be excluded from the sale of Indianapolis-headquartered Monarch Beverages to the Reyes Beer Division, after the Comstock, Michigan-based regional craft brewer informed its distributors last year it would not allow its brands to be sold to certain successors.

Craft Brew Alliance Formally Joins Anheuser-Busch’s Brewers Collective

Craft Brew Alliance Formally Joins Anheuser-Busch’s Brewers Collective

Twelve days after the U.S. Department of Justice approved the acquisition of Craft Brew Alliance by Anheuser-Busch, the two companies have completed their merger and shared details about the new structure of the Brewers Collective, A-B’s craft division.

US DOJ Explains Why it Greenlit Anheuser-Busch’s Acquisition of CBA

US DOJ Explains Why it Greenlit Anheuser-Busch’s Acquisition of CBA

The long proposed marriage of Anheuser-Busch InBev and Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) appears to be mere months away from consummation. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday gave its blessing to A-B’s proposed acquisition of the remaining stake in CBA — a deal finally reached in November 2019.

Anheuser-Busch to Sell Colorado Distribution Operation to Georgia A-B Wholesaler

Anheuser-Busch to Sell Colorado Distribution Operation to Georgia A-B Wholesaler

Anheuser-Busch is selling off its Colorado-based wholly owned distribution (WOD) branch. The world’s largest beer manufacturer today announced an agreement to sell its Colorado distribution operations to Norcross, Georgia-based Eagle Rock Distributing, which will expand its operations to Colorado. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. An A-B spokesperson said the company would transition more… Read more »

Atlantic Beverage Distributors Acquires Non-Alc Business From Bayside Distributors

Atlantic Beverage Distributors Acquires Non-Alc Business From Bayside Distributors

Atlantic — a Holliston, Massachusetts-based craft beer, wine and spirits importer and wholesaler — announced today the acquisition of the operations of Bayside Distributors, which is also based in Holliston. The transaction will add 400,000 cases and $10 million in additional revenue to Atlantic’s business. Atlantic currently distributes 1.5 million cases of product.

Last Call: License Suspended for NY’s Oldest Beer Garden; Hard Seltzer Off-Premise Sales Expected to Pass Craft

Last Call: License Suspended for NY’s Oldest Beer Garden; Hard Seltzer Off-Premise Sales Expected to Pass Craft

The liquor license of New York City’s oldest beer garden — The Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall in Astoria — has been suspended for violating the state’s COVID-19 guidelines. Meanwhile, Dollar sales of hard seltzers in off-premise retailers will soon surpass craft beer sales, Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson reported recently, citing data from market research firm IRI.