On February 1, 2021, Mark Anthony Group Inc. (“Mark Anthony”) completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Pure Spirits Distilling Corporation dba Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers (“Dillon’s”).
Mark Anthony is one of North America’s most diversified and successful private beverage companies focused on the alcohol beverage sector. Founded in 1972, Mark Anthony has grown organically from a one-man wine importing business to a producer and distributor of fine wine, premium spirits, and ready-to-drink beverages, including White Claw Hard Seltzer.
Founded in 2012, Dillon’s produces four primary products: rye, gin, vodka (rye and grape based) and fruit-based spirits. Located in Beamsville, Ontario, Dillon’s is a craft distillery making distilled spirits in the age old traditional methods in small batches using copper pot stills and locally grown ingredients. Their location in the Niagara Peninsula takes advantage of the popularity of the growing alcohol based-industry there as well as access to a skilled workforce and locally-grown ingredients.
Mark Anthony was represented by a Farris transaction team led by Bradley Newby that included Alexander Mitchell (Employment), Daniel Everall (M&A), Yue Fei (Intellectual Property), and Megan O’Neill (M&A).