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Maple Bacon Coffee Porters, Floridian Hefeweizens helped seal Funky Buddha's sale
By: South Florida Business Journal Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 08/11/2017

The deal began to brew when Constellation Brands Inc. contacted Funky Buddha Brewery at the start of the summer.Owners Ryan and K.C. Sentz weren't marketing the business for sale at the time. But a financial advisor in the deal said he's sure their phones were ringing with potential buyers over theyears....   Read more

With Funky Buddha Purchase, Constellation Shifts Acquisition Strategy to ‘Local Brands'
By: Chris Furnari & Justin Kendall - Brewbound Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 08/11/2017

Constellation Brands has acquired fast-growing Florida-based craft beer producer Funky Buddha and, in the process, formed a new “High End Craft and Specialty” business group specifically tasked with overseeing the company’s present and future craft brewery purchases. Financial terms...   Read more

Constellation Buys Florida's Funky Buddha
By: Craft Business Daily Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 08/10/2017

Constellation announced just this morning their acquisition of small, 7-year old, Florida-based brewer, Funky Buddha.Constellation and Funky Buddha's team will reportedly continue to work together, with Ryan and KC Sentz running the day-to-day operations. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed....   Read more

Knight Energy Holdings and Affiliates Enter into Restructuring Support Agreement in Conjunction with Financial Restructuring
By: Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 08/09/2017

Plan Supported by Secured Lenders Will Reduce Debt by More Than $175 Million and Provide for Significant New Capital to Bolster LiquidityLAFAYETTE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knight Energy Holdings, LLC (“Knight” or the “Company”) and its operating affiliates announced today thatthey...   Read more

Short’s Brewing Sells Minority Stake to Lagunitas
By: Chris Furnari - Brewbound Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 07/27/2017

Michigan-based Short’s Brewing said today it would sell a 20 percent equity stake to Lagunitas U.S. Holdings (LUSH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Heineken International.A sale price was not disclosed, but brewery partner Scott Newman-Bale, who spoke to Brewbound following the announcement, said...   Read more

Castanea Partners Purchases Majority Stake in The Bruery
By: Chris Furnari - Brewbound Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 05/19/2017

Popular southern California craft brewery The Bruery, which specializes in creating experimental sour and barrel-aged beer offerings, has sold a majority stake to Boston-area private equity firm Castanea Partners, Brewbound has learned. Specific financial terms were not disclosed; the deal is expected...   Read more

“Zombie” Energy Companies Will Fuel Distressed M&A in 2016
By: Erik Rudolph Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 01/19/2016

Strong companies in the oil and gas sector will take out the weak ones to eliminate excess capacity and stop the downward spiral of prices, says Erik Rudolph of Farlie Turner Co. in this video shot at Mergers Acquisitions’ MM360.   Read more

Constellation Brands to Borrow $400 Million for Ballast Point Transaction
By: Chris Furnari - Brewbound Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 11/23/2015

Constellation Brands will borrow $400 million to help finance the $1 billion purchase of San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing, the company said in a statement.The cross-category beverage alcohol producer has tapped a banking syndicate that includes Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P Morgan Securities,...   Read more

SweetWater Brewing Preparing for IPO
By: Chris Furnari - Brewbound Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 07/23/2015

Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing is reportedly planning to go public.Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter, said Sweetwater is “in talks with banks about a stock market flotation that could come later this year and value the company in the hundreds of millions of dollars.”The...   Read more

10 things the beer industry won’t tell you
By: Priya Anand - Marketwatch Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 11/29/2014

1. People drink less beer than they used to. Here’s something for beer fans to say cheers to: The majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a brewery. There are now nearly 3,200 breweries nationwide, up from 97 just 30 years ago.Beer has long been the nation’s favorite alcoholic drink:...   Read more

A-B Reportedly Trying to Finance SABMiller Deal
By: David Eisenberg - Brewbound Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 09/15/2014

The rumor mill knows little downtime.After a few short months of relative inactivity, the mill’s blades are spinning again with the Wall Street Journal reporting that global beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev is actively seeking financing for a possible takeover of SABMiller Plc.A source close to...   Read more

Brewbound Session: The M&A Environment for Craft
By: Chris Furnari Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 04/15/2014

Advising on the sale of a craft brewery requires more than just an understanding of financial statements. It takes an intimate knowledge of the beer landscape, the culture of craft beer and an appreciation for the brands and personalities behind craft companies.That’s why Brewbound is pleasedto...   Read more

Heady prediction: Craft beer sales to double by 2020
By: Peter Rowe Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 12/06/2013

As a craft beer industry analyst, Charles Dickens was only half right. These are the best of times and the best of times.At a one-day craft beer conference in San Diego last week, industry insiders agreed that the good times will continue to roll. There was widespread consensus that “craft”...   Read more

In Merger Boom, Owners Desperately Seek Center Valuations
By: Ted Jackson Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 11/06/2013

10/28/2013 -ATIN - We got an email here the other day, one of literally thousands of similar type emails or calls we have gotten over the years, from a business valuation "expert," in other words a guy whose job it is to estimate how much a business is worth. He explained that his South Florida client...   Read more

Boulevard Buyout: Bankers Say More Deals Ahead
By: Brewhound Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 10/18/2013

Exactly 365 days ago, Boulevard Brewing founder John McDonald told Brewbound that that he wasn’t interested in selling the country’s 19th largest brewery.What a difference a year can make.But yesterday, the owner of the Kansas City Mo.-based craft brewery announced that Belgium-based Duvel...   Read more

“Private Equity and Craft Beer: Find the Right Fit” Article written by Craig Farlie featured in Brewbound
By: Craig Farlie Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 08/02/2013

Here’s some weekend food for thought… With so much attention coming from the financial community to the craft beer world, Brewbound asked Craig Farlie to pen some of his observations about the potential intersection of professional investors and craft brewers. Craig is a Managing Director...   Read more

Farlie Turner Profiled in The Deal Magazine
By: Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 12/07/2010

Once, middle market meant one thing: local, perhaps regional, companies that rarely looked farther afield unless they were aquired. That's no longer the case. Middle-market companies now operate in national even global, markets. And as companies fo, so go their advisers. With roots deeply planted in...   Read more

A Good Deal for Miami?
By: Farlie Turner Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 10/26/2010

The recent buyout of Burger King has many wondering what the $4-billion deal means for Miami. In September, investment firm 3G Capital, backed by Brazilian billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann, bought the chain for $24 a share — a 46% premium over the stock's recent trading price. More than 600 employees...   Read more

Measuring the Impact of Gulf Spill
By: Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 09/07/2010

Dealmakers weigh in on how activity in the energy sector is going to be affected by the spill and what new risks have emerged in the sector since the Deepwater Horizon blowout -- Uncertainty abounds in the traditional energy secotr with: Congress proposing new forms of regulation, the turmoil of changes...   Read more

Farlie Turner Named as Finalist by M&A Advisor
By: Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 01/26/2009

The M A Advisor, a leading information publisher for middle-market mergers and acquisitions and finance, announced the 2009 finalists for the 3rd Annual Turnaround Awards Gala. Farlie Turner Co., for its role in advising CCI, Inc. et. al. (a franchisee of TGI Friday’s restaurants), is pleased...   Read more

Let's Make A Deal
By: Rebecca Trela Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 01/26/2009

Publicly traded firms—Private companies tend to trade at a discount to public firms, partially because they have less access to capital. However, public firms are a good guide to where the industry is and are the most compelling valuation, according to Craig Farlie, an investment banker.Recent...   Read more

Credit crunch 101: Understanding private equity offers
By: Michael Turner Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 10/28/2008

Current conventional wisdom is that the capital gains tax will increase regardless of which party wins the White House. It is one of many factors driving entrepreneurs to consider selling their businesses. Some business owners, faced with tighter credit from lenders and slower paying customers, maynow...   Read more

Turbulent times or dollar signs? - An economic view of the US waste industry
By: Terry McWilliams Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 10/07/2008

The year of eonomic turbulence’ might well be how 2007 is remembered. And if current conditions hold, 2008 could also qualify.Why? Consider what’s occurred in the UK over the past 18 months. The excesses of sub-prime lending came home to roost. Credit and lending tightened. Banks faced unprecedented...   Read more

Foreign Investors Nibbling at Mid-Market Companies
By: Ed Duggan Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 09/12/2008

Investment banking firm Farlie Turner Co. has closed a more than $50 million deal involving a German buyer, an example of how the fallen dollar and slowing U.S. economy are attracting foreign investors.Fort Lauderdale-based Farlie Turner was the investment adviser to Utica Alloys in its sale to Duisburg,...   Read more

Cash for Trash
By: Michael Fickes Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 06/25/2008

Private equity firms are investment companies or funds with lots of cash. When they buy a company, they might put down 40 to 50 percent of the purchase price in cash and borrow the rest. Infusions of cash from these investors can supercharge a waste firm's growth over a period of years, after whichthe...   Read more

Creating a survival plan for the current economic slump
By: Steven Zuckerman Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 06/25/2008

Special to The Miami Herald Business leaders know the value of creating contingency and recovery plans in case of natural disasters, yet few plan an organized strategy for surviving (and thriving) in economic downturns.A strategic plan can be categorized into two phases: (1) situation analysis and operational...   Read more

Stressing About Distressed
By: Marc Raybin, Editor in Chief Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 01/29/2008

The U.S. stock market has been on a rollercoaster in the last week and with it the rest of the world economy. Recession is looking more like a reality with each passing day. The Federal Reserve Bank took the emergency action of cutting interest rates by .75% of a point in an effort to stave off impending...   Read more

Private Equity - Summer Fizzle
By: Marc Raybin Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 09/10/2007

Just because the summer is coming to a close and cooler weather on its way, it does not mean private equity will go cold. In fact, despite the recent turmoil in the credit markets caused by the subprime collapse, more than a few people think private equity will continue to stay hot.The asset class may...   Read more

Capital Sources - Region Emerges as Hotbed for Private Equity
By: Jamie O. Hernandez Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 06/01/2007

Sun capital partners has raised $6 billion for a leveraged buyout fund targeting distressed companies, making the capital raise the largest of its kind in South Florida history.The $6 billion fund is Sun Capital’s fifth since the Boca Raton based private equity firm was founded in 1996. A previous...   Read more

Chasing Deals - Private equity Firms Invest in Small and Mid-size Businesses
By: Jim Freer Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 02/01/2007

If you are hearing a lot about private equity firms these days, you aren’t alone.“It seems that every time the owner of a private company picks up the paper, he sees a story about the deals and prices,” said Craig Farlie, co-founding partner of Fort Lauderdale-based Farlie, Turner...   Read more

Mid-Market Demand - Farlie Turner Featured in South Florida CEO Magazine
By: Source: Farlie Turner - Date: 09/01/2006

A surge in mergers and acquisitions involving privately held companies has propelled the growth of young Farlie Turner Co. The two-year-old investment banking firm in Fort Lauderdale taps South Florida-based private equity funds, and specializes in mid-market deals.“Between Miami and Palm Beach,...   Read more


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