Sazerac to Acquire Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy From Constellation Brands

San Diego – July 6, 2020 – Cooley advised Sazerac on its agreement to buy the Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand, related inventory and interests in certain contracts from Constellation Brands for approximately $255 million. Partners Jason Kent and Ben Beerle led the Cooley team advising Sazerac on the transaction, which is expected to close in Q2 of Constellation’s 2021 fiscal year. 

Cooley also advised Sazerac on its recently announced agreement to buy the Early Times, Canadian Mist and Collingwood whiskey brands – as well as the Canadian Mist distillery and its production assets – from Brown-Forman.  

Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family-owned, privately held distillers with operations in the US, Canada, Australia, Ireland, France, UK and India.

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Jason Kent Partner, San Diego
Ben Beerle Partner, San Francisco
Howard Morse Partner, Washington, DC
Brendan Koeth Associate, New York
Megan Browdie Partner, Washington, DC
Joe Giammona Associate, San Diego
Rubin Waranch Associate, Washington, DC
Caitlin Breitenbruck Associate, Los Angeles
David Dalton Associate, San Francisco
Todd Gluth Partner, San Diego