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Snell & Wilmer Represents Microbrewery Mission Brewery in Acquisition by California Investment Company

August 24, 2021

SAN DIEGO – Snell & Wilmer advised Mission Brewery, a San Diego-based microbrewery, in its sale to a California investment company led by Kenneth Little, a partner in Brandes Investment Partners. 

The acquisition was “through a small group of investors” and “is completely unrelated” to Brandes, said Little in a recent interview with Brewbound. The exact number of investors was not disclosed but the number is expected to grow and may include “some ownership by key employees.”  

Bardia Moayedi led the Snell & Wilmer team advising Mission Brewery in the sale. The diverse team included Sarah Hibbard, Christina LaBarge and paralegal Justin Ferguson (corporate); Monique Lashbrook (real estate) and Joseph G. Adams (securities and shareholder litigation).

Snell & Wilmer’s mergers and acquisitions attorneys are well-versed in providing strategic and innovative legal services for complicated corporate transactions. They have extensive experience with transactions in a variety of industries, including highly regulated industries where the intersection of business and government requires a particularly strategic and risk-sensitive approach. Their experience, coupled with deep industry knowledge, allows them to provide thoughtful, innovative and comprehensive solutions for all of their clients. Snell & Wilmer’s clients include sellers, buyers, investors, banks and bankers, venture capital firms, private equity firms, institutional lenders, independent directors and committees, management groups, creditors and creditor committees.