DLA Piper (Canada) LLP acted for G&W Distillery in acquisition by Labatt

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.‎


  • Tara Samuel
    DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
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