Diageo announces it has acquired Far West Spirits LLC, owner of the Lone River Ranch Water (‘Lone River’) brand. Lone River is a hard seltzer that takes inspiration from the popular classic Texan “Ranch Water” cocktail. Lone River was founded in 2019 by native Texan, Katie Beal Brown. Katie will retain a minority interest and continue to lead the business on a day to day basis, as Chief Executive Officer of the brand. She will work closely with Diageo North America leadership to build further on Lone River’s success.

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Lone River Beverage Company

has been acquired by
2021

November 2020

Aphria Inc., a leading global cannabis company, announced it has closed the accretive, strategic acquisition of  SW Brewing Company, LLC, one of the largest independent craft brewers in the United States based on volume. Beginning with the flagship 420 beverage offerings, SweetWater has created an award-winning lineup of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers, a portfolio of brands closely aligned with a cannabis lifestyle.

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SweetWater Brewing

acquired by
2020

wagamama

a restaurant concept of
2020
Birmingham, AL

Arlington Capital Advisors, a leading consumer investment bank, announced today that its principals served as exclusive financial advisors to The Restaurant Group plc (“TRG”) in its joint venture partnership with Conversion Venture Capital (“CVC2”) as financial partners and Robert Cornog Jr. and Richard Flaherty as operating partners for the development of TRG’s wagamama US business.

Atwater Brewery

has been acquired by
2020
Birmingham, AL

Arlington Capital Advisors, LLC, a leading consumer-focused investment bank, announced that its principals acted as exclusive financial advisors to Atwater Brewery as it signed an agreement to be acquired by the Molson Coors Beverage Company’s U.S. craft division, Tenth and Blake Beer Company.

New Belgium Brewing

has been acquired by
2019
Birmingham, AL

Arlington Capital Advisors, LLC, a leading consumer-focused investment bank, announced today that its principals acted as exclusive financial advisors to New Belgium Brewing Company as it signed a definitive agreement for Lion Little World Beverages to acquire 100% of New Belgium in an all cash transaction.

Dogfish Head

Birmingham, AL

Arlington Capital Advisors, LLC, a leading consumer-focused investment bank, announced today that its principals acted as lead financial advisors to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Inc. in its merger with The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM), which closed on July 3, 2019.

Urban Plates

has raised $38mm facility with
2018
Birmingham, AL

Arlington Capital Advisors, a leading consumer investment bank, announced today that it advised Urban Plates, a California-based, upscale fast casual restaurant brand, in its $38 million growth and working capital facility with Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group.

Beavertown Brewery

Birmingham, AL

Arlington Capital Advisors has continued its peerless track-record in global craft beer, advising Beavertown Brewery in its minority investment from Heineken.

Bira

has partnered with
2018
Birmingham, AL

Arlington Capital Advisors represented Bira91, an international leader in craft beer, in its capital raise led by Brussels-based Sofina.

Ruby Tuesday

has been acquired by
2017
Birmingham, AL

Arlington Capital Advisors, LLC, a boutique investment bank that specializes in advising consumer businesses, advised NRD Capital in its acquisition of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. Arlington’s principals acted as registered securities agents of M&A Securities Group, Inc.