Transaction Advisory Services for TSG Investment in BrewDog

TSG Consumer Partners required environmental and sustainability advice to identify risks and opportunities associated with its acquisition of a 22.3% stake in BrewDog, a multinational brewer and bar and hotel operator.



TSG Consumer Partners

Project Location

Ellon, UK and Columbus, OH

TRC provided transaction advisory services to support the investment decision and create value through strategic environmental due diligence. TRC reviewed information relating to the establishment and operation of BrewDog’s breweries in Ellon, UK and Columbus, Ohio, USA and engaged in a series of calls with senior BrewDog management.  This enabled TRC to get an in-depth understanding of typical environmental challenges associated with breweries, including real estate risk, water supply, waste and waste water disposal and energy use. TRC worked closely with TSG’s legal advisor, Ropes & Gray, to review the data gathered, assess the risk and advise on any issues potentially material to the transaction.

TRC’s advice supported a £213M investment in BrewDog by TSG. TRC was uniquely well-positioned to advise on this transaction, due to our:

  • Long track record on providing environmental and sustainability transaction advisory services to private equity fund managers; 
  • Experience of advising on environmental issues in the food and drink and consumer goods sectors; 
  • Staff located close to both BrewDog’s UK and US breweries, with experience of the environmental regulatory regimes in both jurisdictions. 

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