Mergers & Acquisitions

Last Call: GoPuff Funding Round Nets $1B; Kingfisher Maker United Breweries Joins Heineken N.V.

Last Call: GoPuff Funding Round Nets $1B; Kingfisher Maker United Breweries Joins Heineken N.V.

On-demand e-commerce retailer GoPuff has closed on a $1 billion Series H funding round, bringing the valuation of the Philadelphia-headquartered company to $15 billion; India’s United Breweries is now a part of Heineken N.V. following the Dutch brewing giant’s acquisition of a controlling interest in the maker of Kingfisher; and more news.

With Constellation Brands Investment, HOP WTR Plans to ‘Leapfrog Growth’

With Constellation Brands Investment, HOP WTR Plans to ‘Leapfrog Growth’

Spirits and Mexican import beer giant Constellation Brands put its official stamp of interest on the trend by investing in HOP WTR, an emerging brand of zero-calorie sparkling water infused with the fruity bittering agents as well as some on-trend functional or adaptogenic ingredients like L-Theanine (potentially providing relaxation and focus) and Ashwagandha (a purported stress reliever).

Reyes Beer Division to Gobble Up Greenco in South Carolina

Reyes Beer Division to Gobble Up Greenco in South Carolina

The Reyes Beer Division has struck a deal to acquire Greenco Beverage in Greenville, South Carolina. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close on September 24.

Untappd Parent Company Acquires Canadian Omnichannel Marketplace Ollie Order

Untappd Parent Company Acquires Canadian Omnichannel Marketplace Ollie Order

Next Glass’ beverage alcohol tech and media empire is crossing the northern border with the company’s acquisition of Ollie Order, an omnichannel marketplace for beverage alcohol sales and a tech platform for logistics and taxation tracking that is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

SweetWater to Take Over Red Truck Brewing’s Fort Collins Production Facility

SweetWater to Take Over Red Truck Brewing’s Fort Collins Production Facility

The westward expansion of Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company under Canadian cannabis firm Tilray continues. After adding distribution in Colorado earlier this year, the company will go deeper in the Centennial State with the acquisition of a 32,450 sq. ft. production facility, taproom and restaurant in Fort Collins that previously housed the U.S. operations of Canada’s Red Truck Brewing Company since May 2017, and Fort Collins Brewery before it.

Last Call: Spirits Lead Seltzer/RTD Label Approvals, Says BW166; July 4 Weekend Brings Out 53% of Consumers, CGA Reports

Last Call: Spirits Lead Seltzer/RTD Label Approvals, Says BW166; July 4 Weekend Brings Out 53% of Consumers, CGA Reports

Consulting firm BW166 reported that label approvals for seltzer and seltzer-like products are accelerating, with approvals trending at 334 per month compared to the 228 per month in 2020. More than half (53%) of on-premise visitors went to a bar or restaurant during the July 4 weekend, according to CGA, an on-premise market research firm.

Redwood Capital to Acquire Another A-B Wholesaler Pepin Distributing in Tampa

Redwood Capital to Acquire Another A-B Wholesaler Pepin Distributing in Tampa

More than two years after making a splashy acquisition of Houston-based Silver Eagle Distributors, Redwood Capital Investments will acquire another independent Anheuser-Busch wholesaler. This time, the private investment firm is set to acquire Pepin Distributing in Tampa, Florida, Brewbound has confirmed with multiple sources.

Lynne Weaver Discusses Buying Back Three Weavers From CANarchy

Lynne Weaver Discusses Buying Back Three Weavers From CANarchy

In one of the more surprising M&A transactions thus far this year, Lynne Weaver and CANarchy went public Friday with plans for the Three Weavers founder and a group of investors to buy back the Inglewood, California-based craft brewery.

Lynne Weaver to Buy Back Three Weavers From CANarchy

Lynne Weaver to Buy Back Three Weavers From CANarchy

Craft rollup CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective and Three Weavers Brewing Company founder Lynne Weaver have reached an agreement in which Weaver and her investment group will reacquire the Inglewood, California-based craft brewery, the company announced today.