The Year of the Buyout: A Comprehensive Guide to All of 2015's Beer Buyouts

by Alexander Frane on Dec 28, 2015 in Beer
The Year of the Buyout: A Comprehensive Guide to All of 2015's Beer Buyouts

2015 saw an astounding amount of shake-ups in the world of brewing; numerous craft breweries were purchased by larger companies, and AB-InBev announced it would be moving forward with the acquisition of its rival company, SAB-Miller. Even if antitrust laws force the new behemoth to shed a few of its labels, it will still be the largest merger in brewing history.
 
This trend of consolidation is likely to continue as craft brew sales grow and larger companies’ beer sales stagnate. For now, we’ve collected a comprehensive list of the sales in 2015 (and late 2014) to keep you abreast. If we missed any, let us know on our Facebook or Twitter.
 
Bought by: AB-InBev
Purchase price: Undisclosed
Purchase date: November 5, 2014
 
Bought by: AB-InBev
Purchase price: Undisclosed
Purchase date: January 23, 2015
 
Bought by: Encore Consumer Capital (a private equity firm)
Purchase price: Undisclosed  
Purchase date: March 9
 
Bought by: SAB-Miller
Purchase price: Undisclosed
Purchase date: May 15
 
Bought by: SAB-Miller
Purchase price: Undisclosed
Purchase date: September 15
 
Bought by: AB-InBev
Purchase price: Undisclosed
Purchase date: September 23
 
Bought by: AB-InBev
Purchase price: Undisclosed, but AB-InBev announced $10 million in investments.
Purchase date: October 9
 
Bought by: Constellation Brands
Purchase price: $1 billion
Purchase date: November 16
 
Bought by: AB-InBev
Purchase price: Undisclosed
Purchase date: December 18
 
Bought by: AB-InBev
Purchase price: Around $127 million
Purchase date: December 21
 
Bought by: AB-InBev
Purchase price: Undisclosed
Purchase date: December 22
 
Partial Sales
Partnered with: Duvel Moortgat
Purchase price: Undisclosed, rumored around $250 million.
Purchase date: July 17
 
Partnered with: Heineken International
Purchase price: Unknown, estimated at $1 billion
Purchase date: September 8

Photo via AB-InBev

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