AB InBev acquires Birra del Borgo in Italy
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AB InBev is back to the market!

This time the focus is in Italy, more specifically one of the most famous Italian craft breweries: Birra del Borgo.

The global beer company, through this transaction, will acquire 100% of the Italian craft brewery.

Details concerning the deal were not disclosed. The only information that AB InBev provided is that Leonardo Di Vicenzo, Birra del Borgo’s founder, will remain the brewery’s CEO.

Birra del Borgo was founded in 2005 in a small town close to Rome and since the beginning has been creating amazing recipes, becoming one of the main craft breweries in Italy. The brewery also became famous around the world because of its collaboration beers with Dogfish Head and the partnership in La Birreria, the rooftop restaurant inside the Eataly store in New York.

According to a press release, one of the main reasons for such deal is to raise money to make the necessary investments for its expansion.

Leonardo Di Vicenzo explained his reasons: “Today the beer sector has become very competitive and it necessary for us to make a next step to ensure that we can continue to evolve in terms of brewing techniques and in terms of the complexity and taste variation we can offer to consumers.”

The Italian entrepreneur also added that the daily tasks will remain very much the same: “We will continue brewing all of our beers in Borgorose, which will allow us to grow by continuing to invest in our local community, as we have always done. At Birra del Borgo, we have a great team with enormous enthusiasm and love for what we do every day. It is with this team that we start this exciting second chapter in Birra del Borgo’s history. The heart and soul of Birra del Borgo will remain unchanged and it is with the very same passion and love for beer that we will continue Re(Thinking) Ale”.

Simon Wuestenberg, Country Director for AB InBev Italia, said: “We have been very impressed by what Leonardo and his team have built since 2005. They have been at the forefront of redefining beer in Italy, bringing a unique mix of inspired innovation, quality and consistency. Leonardo’s vision for beer and his passion for brewing will be great inspirations to our whole team, and we’re very excited about partnering up and growing together.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and Birra del Borgo founder Leonardo Di Vincenzo will continue to serve as CEO.

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