DLA Piper Canada acted on behalf of the vendors in connection with the acquisition of Goodridge & Williams Distillery (“G&W”) by Labatt Breweries of Canada (“Labatt”), effective January 27, 2020.
Delta, B.C.-based G&W is known for its ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, including the NÜTRL vodka and vodka soda drinks, along with several other spirits and ready-to-drink canned cocktails. Labatt, which is part of global brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, hopes to capitalize on its distribution channels to grow G&W brands, part of an expanding segment of ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages. Labatt did not disclose financial terms of the acquisition.
The DLA Piper Canada team in this transaction was led by Derek Sigel and included Mackenzie Clark, Geoffrey Mowatt, Ashton Wiebe, Brooke Stewart, Brian MacKay and Robert Dallakyan.