Strategic Planning in an Unpredictable Pandemic Economy: Opportunities, Mergers, and Exit Strategies

Craft Brewers Conference 2022
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Speakers: Chris Cramer, Ryan Lake, Lynne Weaver

Hear from brewery legends Chris Cramer from Karl Strauss Brewing Company and Lynne Weaver from Three Weavers Brewing Company as they discuss their strategic planning in an unpredictable pandemic economy with Ryan Lake of Arlington Capital Advisors, a leading investment banking firm specializing in beverage industry transactions. Hear their views on capital raising, mergers, and partnerships, and learn about exit strategies available to you as a business owner.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss methods of capital raising from both existing investor pools and outside of existing investor pools (family offices, venture capital, the Small Business Administration, regional banks, crowdfunding, within industry)
  • Hear about the speakers’ experiences with mergers and partnership relationships
  • Explore potential exit strategies, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), generational ownership, and acquisition

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