Cases and Deals

Blank Rome Represents Breakthru Beverage Group in Its Acquisition of Major Brands, Inc.

Blank Rome represented Breakthru Beverage Group (“BBG”), one of the leading alcohol wholesalers in the United States and the largest broker in Canada, representing a full total beverage alcohol portfolio of spirits, wine, and beer, in connection with the acquisition of Major Brands, Inc., a Missouri-based and operated distributor of premium wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages.

The acquisition was completed on March 31, 2022, upon satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and meeting certain federal, state, and local licensing and permitting requirements.

To learn more about this acquisition, please read Breakthru Beverage Group Closes Acquisition of Major Brands (press release, April 1, 2022).

The acquisition team was led by Malcolm Ross and Masha Trainor, with support from Joe Gulant, Peg Hill, Mary Ann Knoeckel, Alex Nisenbaum, Mark Blondman, Shaun Bockert, Michael Kadlec, Debbie Skakel, Tyler Hill, Erin Coppock, David Gilbert, Matt Altomare, Stephen Zumbrun, and Mary Burgoyne.