Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised LNK Partners, a leading consumer-focused private equity firm, on the merger between Dogfish Head Brewery and the Boston Beer Company, Inc (NYSE: SAM) in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $300 million. LNK Partners held a minority stake in Dogfish Head. The transaction creates a powerful American-owned platform for craft beer and beyond. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close late in the second quarter of 2019.
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The Kirkland team was led by transactional partner Chris Torrente and associates Andy Fleischman and Robert Pollak, and tax partner Vin Thorn.