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A look at 2016 winery purchases with George Coope
The stage for 2016 is set: The U.S. economy continues to expand; capital markets are relatively strong; U.S. wine consumption continues to rise…
The combination of low interest rates, explosive growth, and a surplus of buyer capital has led to a transformative time in the craft beverage alcohol industry, particularly in craft beer.
Major producers focused their acquisition dollars primarily on ultra-premium and luxury-priced brands in an effort to migrate their brand portfolios to higher price points.
Acquisition interest from international beverage companies continue while mid-sized private wine companies remain active in making brand and winery investments.
Assessing the value of a wine investment opportunity is the key to a good purchase.
Historically, we tend to think of countries such as France, Italy and Spain as leading producers and consumers of wine. But in fact, the United States overtook France as the world’s leading wine consumer in 2011.
It is becoming increasingly more difficult for small wineries to navigate the business terrain in light of the continued consolidation that is taking place among wholesalers, and the escalating operating-cost structures that have resulted from a supply shortage of grapes and bulk wine.