New exports deals for St Peter’s Brewery

St Peter’s Brewery, in Suffolk, is continuing to secure export deals across Europe and further, with new deals secured in Norway and the Cayman Islands. Chief executive, Steve Magnall (pictured), said: “St Peter’s Brewery was founded on a desire to export...

Cirrus Inns purchases three London pubs

Metro Bank has provided Cirrus Inns with £11.67 million in funding, enabling it to purchase three central London pubs, previously owned by DM Group. The new debt facility has allowed Cirrus Inns to acquire the freeholds of the Cross Keys in Chelsea and the Sands End...

Derby Brewing crowdfunding to create craft brand

Derby Brewing Co has turned to crowdfunding as it looks to launch and new craft beer arm, called Derby Brewing Crafted. With revenue of more than £3m in 2016, it is selling 3.86% of its equity for £500,000. It will use the money to launch its craft range in keg and...

Valhalla Brewery, Shetland, comes on the market

A brewery in Baltasound, Unst, on Shetland, has come on the market due to the owner’s ill health. Sonny Priest, who started the Valhalla Brewery in 1997 and is the sole employee, said he wanted to take the business to the next stage, but was heeding the advice...

BBPA opposes Hackney late night levy

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) has responded to a consultation on the introduction of a late night levy in Hackney, London, arguing that it would be, in effect, a direct tax on local businesses. It says the council should, instead, look to pursue a...

Laine buys nearly all New Pub Co venues

Laine Pub Company, with venues in London and Brghton, has bought all but one of the pubs belonging to the New Pub Company, which has seven houses within the M25. The pubs which have been purchased are: The Camden Eye, Camden; Charles Holden, Colliers Wood; Glasshouse,...

TSG Partners acquires 22% stake in BrewDog

BrewDog has announced to its shareholders that private equity firm TSG Partners has acquired a 22% stake in the business for £100m. Co-founder of BrewDog, James Watt, told Equity Punks, as the company’s shareholders are known: “The equity partnership with...