GWP is widely recognized as the leading merger and acquisition advisor in the wine industry, having negotiated and structured scores of wine transactions globally.
Selling a Wine BusinessGWP advises sellers of wine businesses - including entrepreneurs and owners of privately-held companies and divestitures of wine brands and wineries by large private and public companies.
GWP assists family wine businesses in resolving succession issues by providing liquidity and estate diversification through equity recapitalizations, strategic alliances with other family businesses, or by complete divestiture of the business.
Buying or Investing in Wine BusinessesGWP represents both corporate and private investors in acquiring wine businesses. These assignments are taken on a highly selective basis to minimize potential conflicts.
Assignments range from assisting with an identified acquisition, seeking targeted acquisitions or broader-based acquisition searches. Services include formulating acquisition criteria, identifying targets, initiating contact, maintaining client anonymity, negotiating terms and sourcing or providing acquisition financing.
Management BuyoutsGWP assists senior management of wine companies in formulating management-led buyout plans. Services include advising management on alternative approaches, financing sources and structures, presenting the plan to shareholders or directors, negotiating terms of the transaction, and arranging financing. This arrangement protects the management group's relationship with the shareholders and other stakeholders.
Strategic Alliances and Joint VenturesGWP provides business advisory services to both large and small wine companies in the formation of partnerships, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. These may include arrangements for shared or outsourced production, marketing, sales, distribution, shared scale, strategic investments or other mutually-beneficial alliances.