The Genie is Out of the Bottle – AB InBev and SAB Miller Merger Not a Game-Changer for Craft Brewers

By | Industry Insights

It is too late, the genie is out of the bottle! 

IMPACT ON CRAFT BREWERS IF GLOBAL GIANTS MERGENo longer are US or international consumers anywhere limited in their options on the style, quality, or geography historically dictated by global beer giants such as AB InBev and SAB Miller. This global merger may or may not happen. And it is really irrelevant as this is solely a move designed to enhance bottomline performance through the consolidation of existing consumption occasions and driving efficiencies.

The dramatic proliferation in the beer industry over the last 30 years has hardly been influenced by these giants at all. Rather, it has been pushed along intrepidly by undeterred, innovative brewers and the pent-up, unquenched desire for choice and variety by consumers.
This freedom cannot be bottled back up no matter the actions of AB InBev and SAB Miller.

Read the article the Impact of Craft Brewers if Global Giants Merge by Paul Gatza on Brewers Association.

-Stephen F. Horgan

 

InterContinental Beverage Capital Continues Expansion with Addition of Senior Financial Executive John D. Rizzi

By | Press Release

NEW YORK, NY (September 1, 2015) ­– InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc. (“IBC”) announced today that Mr. John D. Rizzi has joined the firm as Director of Capital Markets. He will lead the company’s growth capital initiatives in support of our business development and client advisory services. IBC is a New York-based merchant banking and advisory firm with representative offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton and Los Angeles.

Mr. Rizzi has an extensive financial services background which includes many years in senior level management of international organizations focused on client engagement and term receivables portfolio management. His experience includes equity financing, asset based lending and syndication with an ability to identify, develop and successfully execute transactions for commercial and private banking clients. Mr. Rizzi is a leader and experienced deal maker, helping clients achieve strategic objectives. He is responsible for IBC’s capital markets activities.

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