Updated: Feb 23, 2021
18 February 2021 - Highweald Beverages, supported through investment from the Cadman Capital Group, has announced the successful acquisition of Conwy Brewery, a Welsh brewer specialising in cask and bottle conditioned ales.
The newly-acquired brewery forms a core part of the business' long-term strategy to participate within the UK beverage market. The acquisition of Conwy Brewery is the third completed through the Highweald Beverages brand since its inception in 2020.
Conwy Brewery has experienced substantial growth since it was founded in 2003, offering high quality cask and bottled ales through both its core range and its seasonal specials. The brewery is well-respected and established in North Wales and benefits from strong relationships with the local hospitality market.
Highweald Beverages intends to keep business at the brewery operating as usual and will work alongside the company’s experienced team to ensure the business continues to go from strength to strength.
“The purchase of Conwy Brewery is the next stage in our ongoing strategy to become a prominent, mid-market beverage company with strong and recognisable brands. This subsequent acquisition forms part of a larger, longer term strategy as we continue to look for new sites and locations to meet our ambitious growth plans.”, commented Stephen Bayliss, Investment Director of the Cadman Capital Group.
“Welcoming Conwy Brewery to the Highweald Beverages portfolio further expands our operations within the UK brewing industry, as we continue to focus our efforts on the acquisition of strong regional businesses within the British beverage market. The brewery is an outstanding business with great operations and an experienced team, and we are excited to bring it under our ownership”, said Robin Langton, General Manager of Highweald Beverages.
Howes Percival managed the legal process of the deal, which follows the Group’s earlier purchases of Lake Street Vineyard and 360 Degree Brewing Company in 2020.