Mergers & Acquisitions

The 10 Most-Read Brewbound Stories of 2020

The 10 Most-Read Brewbound Stories of 2020

Brewbound readers in 2020 sought out news about the pandemic, mergers and acquisitions, brewery closures and job changes. 2020 marked a year of shifts for brewers, as well as Brewbound, which shifted its business model to a subscription model. With that in mind, we’ve pulled the five most-read stories before the paywall was introduced and the five most-read stories after.

Gulf Distributing Closes on Deal for Supreme Beverage in Alabama

Gulf Distributing Closes on Deal for Supreme Beverage in Alabama

Middle-tier consolidation continues to chug along, this time in Alabama. Gulf Distributing Holdings in Mobile, the state’s largest beer wholesaler, completed the acquisition of Supreme Beverage Co. in Huntsville on December 4.

Brewbound Podcast: A Canadian Cannabis Company Swallows Sweetwater

Brewbound Podcast: A Canadian Cannabis Company Swallows Sweetwater

This week’s edition of the Brewbound Podcast discusses the opportunities and challenges ahead for Canadian cannabis company Aphria — which struck a $300 million deal to acquire Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Company in early November — the size of the cannabeer market and more.

Delivery Platform goPuff to Acquire 161 BevMo Stores in $350 Million Deal

Delivery Platform goPuff to Acquire 161 BevMo Stores in $350 Million Deal

Philadelphia-headquartered, on-demand delivery platform goPuff today announced a $350 million deal to acquire off-premise beverage alcohol retailer BevMo. The transaction is expected to close within the next 30 days, pending “customary closing conditions.” Bloomberg first reported talks of a deal earlier today.

Aphria Leaders Share Vision for SweetWater

Aphria Leaders Share Vision for SweetWater

With the proposed acquisition of Atlanta-headquartered SweetWater Brewing Company yesterday, Canadian cannabis company Aphria believes it’s on the path to becoming a vice industry powerhouse.

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.