Amber Beverage Group (ABG) is set to acquire a controlling stake in Permalko.

Headquartered in Luxembourg, ABG is a beverage producer, distributor, logistics provider and retailer.

Based in Russia, Permalko is a producer of spirits such as vodka, balsam and liqueur.

ABG intends to retain Permalko’s existing operational management team and staff members on completion of the acquisition, which supports ABG’s globalisation strategy.

Grupa Żywiec has agreed to acquire Browar Namysłów for zl500m ($131m).

Based in Poland, Grupa Żywiec is Heineken’s Polish unit, while Browar Namysłów is a beer producer that manufactures 1.7 million hectolitres a year from its Namysłów and Braniewo facilities.

Heineken will take over the operations of Browar Namysłów, including its Żywiec, Warka, Tatra and Królewskie brands.

The transaction will enable Namysłów to expand the reach of its brands.

Copestick Murray and Freixenet UK intend to merge to establish a new entity.

“Freedom Leaf will acquire the Hemp2o beverage brand.”

Called Freixenet-Copestick, the combined firm will also start a separate company in the Republic of Ireland to manage its business in the country. Both participating firms will move into separate offices in Newbury, Berkshire.

Established in 2005, Copestick Murray is an importer and distributor of wine, while Freixenet is a wine wholesaler and importer. Both the companies are based in the UK.

Freixenet-Copestick’s brands will include Freixenet, I Heart Wines, and Mionetto, which account for approximately 60% of the company’s turnover.

Freedom Leaf will acquire the Hemp2o beverage brand.

Founded in 2014, Freedom Leaf is an international hemp business focusing on health, wellness and education.

Hemp2o is an organic beverages brand that offers flavours including Sunset Sherbert, Strawberry Watermelon and Blueberry Apricot.

Its products are sold at Whole Foods, Safeway/Albertsons and Target locations in Los Angeles and San Francisco. They are also available online at

The transaction enables the combined entities to leverage consolidated production operations and economies of scale.