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Acquisition of Browar Namysłów by Grupa Żywiec

Advisor to Grupa Żywiec (part of Heineken Group) on the acquisition of Browar Namysłów

Date: 2019
Country: Poland
Industry: Consumer Goods
Target: Browar Namysłów
Buyer (Client): Grupa Żywiec
Seller: Chicago Poland Investment Group
VCP’s role/competence: buy-side M&A advisor

  • VCP acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Grupa Żywiec, the Polish operations of Heineken International, on the €118m acquisition of Browar Namysłów
  • Browar Namysłów is one of the oldest breweries in Poland, which started its operations in the XIVth century and currently is positioned as number six on the domestic market, with an approximate market share of 2-3% in terms of volume
  • The leading brands of Browar Namysłów are Namysłów, Zamkowe and Kuflowe
  • Browar Namysłów was sold by Chicago Poland Investment Group, an investment vehicle controlled by the Gostomsky family
  • The sale was organised as bilateral process with the exclusive participation of Grupa Żywiec
  • VCP supported Grupa Żywiec in the entire transaction process by providing the valuation of the target, deal tactics, coordination of all work streams in the transaction process and other ad-hoc corporate finance assignments
  • The transaction was closed in April 2019