Debevoise Advises Pernod Ricard in Its Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Skrewball

21 March 2023

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Pernod Ricard in its acquisition of a majority stake in Skrewball, a super-premium and fast-growing flavored whiskey. For more information, please see the company’s press release.

Pernod Ricard is the No.2 worldwide producer of wines and spirits and owns 17 of the Top 100 Spirits Brands. Skrewball, founded in 2018, was the first peanut butter flavored whiskey that offers a smooth, nutty taste.

The Debevoise team is led by M&A partners Paul Bird and Sue Meng and includes counsel John Love and associates Caroline Brown, Katrina Mari Kaczynski and Susie Kim, executive compensation and benefits partner Jonathan Lewis, associate Gregory Kramer and law clerk Julia Adams, IP and technology transactions counsel Caroline Geiger, associates Melody Godbolt and Jarrett Lewis and law clerk Clara Geffroy, intellectual property counsel Jared Kagan and associate Marissa MacAneney, tax partner Peter Furci and associates Samuel Krawiecz and David Simpser, litigation partner Michael Schaper, antitrust counsel Kyra Bromley and environmental counsel Stuart Hammer.