Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Sapporo Holdings Limited in its acquisition of Anchor Brewing Co. The Sapporo Group plans to further expand its U.S. beer business by adding Anchor, a prominent craft beer manufacturer that produces the leading brand Anchor Steam® Beer, to its group. The transaction is expected to close at the end of August. The full release is available here.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partner Michael Paley and associates Bryan Ikegami and Michele Cumpston.