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Suntory completes its acquisition of Beam

Beam Suntory becomes No. 3 premium spirits company in the world
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Suntory Holdings Ltd., Osaka, Japan, completed its acquisition of all outstanding shares of Beam Inc., Deerfield, Ill., for $83.50 a share on April 30.


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C&C Group completes acquisition of Wallaces Express

Purchase of Scotland's largest wine and spirits wholesaler will enhance service, increase value, company says
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C&C Group plc, the Dublin-based manufacturer, marketer and distributor of beer and hard cider brands including Woodchuck and Hornsby’s, has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Wallaces Express, Scotland's largest wine and spirits wholesaler.


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F.X. Matt Brewing Co. celebrates 125 years in business

Craft brewer overcomes Prohibition, recessions, and a fire in its more than a century in business
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Back in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, talking beer stein characters Schultz and Dooley promoted the mellow taste and naturalness of Utica Club lager in TV commercials. At the time, the brand was a strong regional competitor produced in Utica, N.Y., by West End Brewing Co., which is known today as F.X. Matt Brewing Co.


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Great Range Capital acquires Mountain Valley Water Co.

Partnership strengthens growth plans, premium bottled water brand, CEO says
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Leawood, Kan.-based private equity firm Great Range Capital acquired Mountain Valley Water Co. of Hot Springs, Ark. Mountain Valley is the oldest continuously operated bottled water company in the United States, according to the company. The premium bottled water company serves individual consumers, major retailers and foodservice operators in all 50 states and in select international markets, it says.


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Coca-Cola closes on minority equity acquisition of GMCR

Coca-Cola Co. now owns approximately 10 percent of GMCR
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The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), Waterbury, Vt., announced the closing of the previously announced private placement of GMCR common stock to The Coca-Cola Co. for total gross proceeds of approximately $1.25 billion.


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R&D News: February 2014

DSM launches Fortitech Premixes
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Schenectady, N.Y.-based DSM launched Fortitech Premixes, the company’s human nutrition and health custom nutrient premix service.


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Anheuser-Busch to purchase Blue Point Brewing Co.

Acquisition adds 40 craft beers to A-B’s portfolio
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St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch (A-B), the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev, announced it has agreed to purchase Blue Point Brewing Co., a Long Island, N.Y.-based craft brewer that has more than 40 beers and sales concentrated along the East Coast. The move will bring additional resources to Blue Point's operations, allowing it to meet growing consumer demand for its brands, A-B says. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


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Diageo acquires Peligroso tequila brand

Premium brand joins Don Julio and DeLeón in tequila portfolio
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Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo purchased super-premium tequila brand Peligroso from California-based Peligroso Spirits Co. LLC. This announcement comes three weeks after the company announced a joint venture with rap artist and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs to acquire the luxury tequila brand DeLeón.


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Suntory Holdings to acquire Beam for $16 billion

Transaction expected to close in second quarter of 2014
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Osaka, Japan-based Suntory Holdings Ltd. and Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Inc. jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Suntory will acquire all outstanding shares of Beam for $83.50 a share. This translates to a total consideration of approximately $16 billion, including the assumption of Beam’s outstanding net debt. The transaction consideration represents a 25 percent premium to Beam’s closing price of $66.97 on Jan. 10, 2014; a 24 percent premium to the volume-weighted average share price during the last three months; and a multiple of more than 20 times Beam’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the 12-month period that ended Sept. 30, 2013.


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Diageo teams with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to acquire DeLeon tequila

Joint venture follows strategic alliance on Ciroc ultra-premium vodka
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Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo will expand its relationship with rap artist and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs to acquire the luxury tequila brand DeLeon.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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