UK: Quintessential Brands acquires Marblehead
Quintessential Brands reports that is has acquired Marblehead, the brand development and distribution company. Both companies had been operating in partnership since 2013.
Ypioca Cachaca, Don Papa Rum and Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur are among brands recently added to the Marblehead portfolio. Marblehead also distributes the Quintessential gin brands Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin and Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, as well as Bloom Gin in the off-trade.
According to Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands co-founder: “Quintessential Brands’ acquisition assures Marblehead of an exciting future and brings a highly respected brand development agency into our group of companies. Marblehead’s acquisition is part of our strategy to become one of the leading European independent players in the spirits industry.”
Ricky Agnew, chairman of Marblehead, said: “We are delighted that the future of the company which I established over 37 years ago is assured. I look forward to seeing the continued success of the company as part of the Quintessential Brands Group. I feel sure that I am leaving Marblehead in good hands and will continue to watch it grow”.
Source: Quintessential Brands / Food & Drink Business Europe