Whether you are a wine, beer, or spirits business, there are a few key trends that are posing as challenges in today's market. These shifts are not just affecting us State-side but are present on a global scale. There is a lot of influence from our European neighbors and their attitude toward drinking that will impact how U.S. consumers purchase their beverage products. Additionally, legislation is developing every day that stillers and distributors must comply with in order to reach their customer. We've broken down some of the biggest challenges that the alcoholic beverage industry is facing in 2018.
Amber Beverage Group, a Baltic unit of SPI, has appointed new members to its board. One of which is Jeff Hopmayer. Hopmayer has been on the board of SPI since June 2018, but on the 1st of April, 2018 he joined as a non-executive director. Hopmayer is the former CEO of Blavod and is currently a managing partner for Brindiamo Group, a beverage consultancy firm.
A corporate merger or acquisition can have an exponential effect on growth. They are designed to bring about positive change to a business's finances through the prospect of a deal. These deals aren't straightforward with clear-cut lines. They are working parts that morph and change shape from beginning to end. For a merger or acquisition to be successful, companies should hire a trusted advisor to mediate the transaction and streamline communication. Because of the complex nature of these financial transactions, let's take a look at how they work, how you'll benefit, and where they can go wrong without professional help.
Today's beverage drinker is changing. For years, the news has been dominated by the difference the emerging Millennial generation is making on the economy and consumerism. It's not just salaries, marriage, and the housing market they influence but the adult beverage industry as well. As we start to wrap-up the first quarter of 2018, we wanted to highlight some of the emerging trends you'll see throughout the rest of the year.
The spirits industry can raise another glass to a successful year. 2017 saw a lot of growth in the market rising 4.5% at $25.2 billion in sales. With all the potential growth, finding room for yourself in the market sounds incredibly appealing. For many start-ups the biggest hurdle they face is financing. Every company needs capital to get their ideas off the ground, but not everyone knows where to look. Fortunately, there are different ways to find the money you need to start your distillery.
Starting a new brand is exciting. Seeing your vision become a reality is a benchmark that many individuals don't have the pleasure of experiencing. A lot happens before launching, and it's important not to rush through steps. The design process is the start of the brand formation, and as exciting as this step is, you don't want to fast-forward through any of the operations.
When competing in a highly saturated market, you need to position yourself favorably amongst the competition and good branding can do just that. Branding increases value, delivers your message, and legitimizes your beverage company through the use of strong visual representation. It carries a great deal of importance because it serves as a guide to understanding the purpose of the business and how to align yourself within the market.
The distillery business is growing and presents a lot of opportunities for successful investments. Several high-profit acquisitions happen every year, and the trend is expected to continue. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a spirit brand, there are a few issues that could cause some setbacks, but with the right, due diligence everyone can walk away from a winner.
From craft Irish whiskey brands to established Bourbon producers, we take a look at some of the biggest whisky acquisitions that have taken place recently. Brindiamo Group assists with a wide variety of supplementary financial services to our clients, and we like to think of ourselves as a one-stop-shop for businesses operating in the alcoholic beverage space. One of the most important things we can provide is well-developed financial solutions. As reported in the Spirits Journal's top 10 deals, we are proud to have assisted some of these companies in enhancing their portfolios with whisky acquisitions.
So you’re thinking about cracking into the alcoholic beverage industry — cheers to you! It’s likely that you have more questions than answers at this point, but rest assured, you’re in the right place. At Brindiamo, we’re committed to helping you achieve success not only by offering sound advisory services, strategically introducing you to key players within the alcoholic beverage industry, and by helping young companies raise the capital they need to achieve success, but by providing you with the tools you need to make informed decisions.
Amber Beverage Group makes a significant equity investment with the assistance of Brindiamo Group. Amber Beverage Group is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors in the Baltic and worked with Brindiamo Group in the acquisition of a "significant equity stake" in Fabrica de Tequilas Finos. This deal will help to expand the distribution in the US and South Central America.
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Prichards Distillery announces that Gruppo Codorniu and Aveniu Brands will become the exclusive agent for the award winning distillery. Brindiamo Group acts as the exclusive advisor for the transaction.
Probably the most significant merger ever to take place in drinks industry history, two British companies, distiller Grand Metropolitan and brewer Guinness, merged in 1997 to create a $33bn (£20.5bn) conglomerate – Diageo, now the world’s biggest drinks company.
Suntory Holdings Ltd., the closely held Japanese whiskey and beer maker, agreed to buy Beam Inc. (BEAM) for $16 billion including debt to gain brands such as Maker’s Mark whiskey and create the world’s third-largest premium spirits company.