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Arlington advises BuzzBallz in its Sale to Sazerac
March 25, 2024

March 25, 2024 - BuzzBallz, the iconic spherical ready-to-drink cocktail brand, has announced an agreement to partner with global spirits company Sazerac to further accelerate its growth in the US and internationally. BuzzBallz LLC (dba Southern Champion) was founded by Merrilee Kick in 2009...

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Arlington advises Wachusett Brewing in its sale to Smuttynose parent company
January 29, 2024

January 19, 2024 - Wachusett Brewing has been acquired by Smuttynose parent company Finestkind Brewing in a deal that will unite two legacy New England craft brewers. Founded in 1994, Wachusett became a household name in Massachusetts, with its renowned fruit beers and lively...

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Arlington advises Bierothek in its strategic partnership with Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Cramer
September 21, 2023

September 5, 2023 - The well-known German specialty beer retailer Bierothek has formed a strategic partnership with the Haus Cramer Group, one of the largest brewery groups in Germany and known for its Warsteiner beer. Bierothek operates a network of specialty beer bottle shops...

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Arlington advises Served Drinks in its strategic investment from Heineken
September 20, 2023

September 18, 2023 - SERVED, the award-winning ready-to-drink brand, co-owned by British popstar Ellie Goulding, has formed a strategic partnership with Heineken to accelerate its growth in the booming "ready to drink" (RTD) category. SERVED was created by brothers Dean and Ryan Ginsberg and...

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Donnewald Distributing Co. acquires Ronchetti Distributing
June 16, 2023

June 9, 2023 – Donnewald Distributing Company today closed on its acquisition of Ronchetti Distributing Company. Ronchetti is a third generation beer wholesaler founded by Felix and John Ronchetti in 1914. Donnewald is an Anheuser-Busch distributor located in Greenville, IL and founded in 1965...

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Big Drop Partners with In Good Company in Licensing Move
May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023 – Big Drop, one of the category leading alcohol-free craft brewers, has entered into a license agreement with In Good Company, the owner of Fourpure Brewing and Magic Rock Brewing.  Big Drop has become one of the world’s most successful brands...

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Fishers Island Lemonade acquired by Spirit of Gallo
May 08, 2023

May 8, 2023 - E. & J. Gallo Winery's Spirit of Gallo has acquired Fishers Island Lemonade, a female-founded beverage brand. A trailblazer in the ready-to-drink (RTD) category, Fishers Island Lemonade was one of the first premium craft cocktails to be packaged in a...

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Dash Water Raises Series A Round to Fund Growth
January 23, 2023

January 23, 2023 - Dash Water, the leading brand in the UK seltzer category, has completed an £8.7 million Series A funding round.  Dash Water is one of the most exciting and highest growth brands in the UK premium beverage sector, utilising wonky fruits...

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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop to be acquired by Dine Brands
December 05, 2022

December 5, 2022 - Dine Brands Global, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, today announced that it has agreed to acquire Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® from Experiential Brands LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRD Holding Company. Fuzzy’s is...

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Swig receives significant investment from the Larry H. Miller Company
November 21, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Swig, Home of the Original Dirty Soda™, announced that Utah icon the Larry H. Miller Company (the LHM Company) has acquired a majority stake in Swig from Savory Fund, a leading private equity firm focused on emerging food and...

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