Liberation Group’s Purchase Of 21 Pubs From Wadworth


Macfarlanes has advised Liberation Group on the deal.

Liberation Group, a PE-backed pub, restaurant and drinks business and owner of the Butcombe Brewing Co, acquired 21 pubs from Wiltshire-based brewery Wadworth.

Liberation Group, which was bought by investment firm Caledonia in 2016, has made multiple acquisitions over recent years and now owns over 100 pubs across the Channel Islands and the UK, plus two breweries and three drinks distribution businesses. This latest acquisition forms part of its plans for continued growth in the south west of England.

The Macfarlanes team was led by corporate and M&A partner Stephen Drewitt (Picture) with assistance from senior solicitor Nicholas Page and solicitor Annie McElwain. Real estate expertise was provided by senior counsel Margaret Rhodes and senior solicitor Charlotte Youngs.

Involved fees earner: Stephen Drewitt – Macfarlanes LLP; Nicholas Page – Macfarlanes LLP; Margaret Rhodes – Macfarlanes LLP; Charlotte Youngs – Macfarlanes LLP; Annie McElwain – Squire Patton Boggs;

Law Firms: Macfarlanes LLP; Squire Patton Boggs;

Clients: Liberation Group Limited;

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