Biggest drinks trade acquisitions of 2017

While every year brings with it its fair share of mergers and acquisitions, 2017 has seen some of the biggest, with the drinks trade catching onto the promise of super premium Tequila, the burgeoning trade in Cannabis and unstoppable rise of craft.

Global brewer Heineken and AB InBev continued in their efforts to gain a foothold on the lucrative craft beer market, snapping up an increasingly long list of brewers across the world, while Tequila proved to be the biggest draw for those looking to build their power in the spirits market.

Consolidation in the drinks industry continued within the supply chain, with two of the biggest deals taking place in the US, while one drinks brand took a significant and bold step toward capitalising on the growing market for marijuana in the states.

As 2017 comes to a close, we look back on another year in the drinks trade, highlighting a selection of the year’s most significant acquisitions.

Click through for a reminder of some of the biggest deals that were rubber stamped in 2017…

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