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Osborne Clarke advises craft brewer on sale to HEINEKEN UK

Attorneys understanding of the Studying place of business of world legislation follow Osborne Clarke have instructed the founders of craft brewer Beavertown on its sale to HEINEKEN UK.

Again in 2018, Osborne Clarke instructed Beavertown on its minority sale to the alcohol business juggernaut and feature now contributed to sale of the rest stocks of London’s biggest brewery.

Beavertown will proceed to be operated one at a time to HEINEKEN UK with its personal practical groups together with gross sales, advertising and marketing, brewing and wider present groups. It’s anticipated that the brand new possession construction may just see as much as 50 new jobs being created.

Boudewijn Haarsma, Managing Director at HEINEKEN UK mentioned: “This can be a massively sure step, and builds on a partnership that can see Beavertown proceed to extend and flourish, whilst last dedicated to its impartial creativity.

“HEINEKEN will totally fortify Beavertown’s logo place, inimitable creativity and large enlargement doable, and can accomplish that in some way that preserves its distinctive way to beer.”

The purchase will see Logan Plant, Beavertown’s founder, stepping down from his function as CEO and taking over a brand new advisory function. Jochen Van Esch, who in the past held the identify of craft building director at HEINEKEN UK, will take at the new managing director function.

(L-R) Logan Plant, former Beavertown CEO, and new Managing Director Jochen Van Esch. (Credit score: HEINEKEN UK)

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Logan Plant mentioned: “Beavertown started in my kitchen, ten years in the past. From brewing in a rice pan to one of the crucial a success British brewers in recent times, using over 160 other folks and brewing 360,000 hectolitres of beer.

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“Its good fortune is one thing I may just by no means have predicted again then, and I’m extraordinarily proud that we’ve got agreed the handle HEINEKEN UK which is the herbal subsequent step for Beavertown, its manufacturers, and most significantly, its other folks.

“The tradition of Beavertown is amazingly essential – our distinctive creativity in our design and advertising and marketing, our power to brew the perfect tasting beers, and the eagerness for excellence at the present time other folks order a pint – and that is one thing that can proceed.

“With HEINEKEN UK, we’ve got a spouse who supplies fortify, recommendation and funding, and provides us the distance to flourish. With out them, my dream of being a world-renowned brewery that started with that rice pan a decade in the past, would were unattainable.

“Jochen has labored intently with us all and I’ve no doubt that beneath his stewardship, the way forward for Beavertown is burning shiny.”

The Osborne Clarke staff used to be led via Studying-based Company Spouse Mike Freer assisted via Senior Affiliate Oliver Woods and Affiliate Jack Harris. Rhiannon Jones and Claire Bowles instructed on incentives and employment issues, respectively. 

Mike Freer, Company Spouse in Osborne Clarke’s Studying place of business.

Logan mentioned: “Mike and the staff at Osborne Clarke were nice as soon as once more! No longer simplest did OC lend a hand and advise during the primary transaction with HEINEKEN UK however they smashed it out the park for the second one. The extent of element and depth at which they paintings left Bridget and I tremendous assured during the entire procedure.”

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