Acquisitions and Divestitures
|6 Months Ended|
Aug. 31, 2021
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
|ACQUISITIONS AND DIVESTITURES||ACQUISITIONS AND DIVESTITURES
Copper & Kings
In September 2020, we acquired the remaining ownership interest in Copper & Kings American Brandy Company. This acquisition included a collection of traditional and craft batch-distilled American brandies and other select spirits. The transaction primarily included the acquisition of inventory and property, plant, and equipment. The results of operations of Copper & Kings are reported in the Wine and Spirits segment and have been included in our consolidated results of operations from the date of acquisition.
In June 2020, we acquired the Empathy Wines business, including the acquisition of a digitally-native wine brand which strengthens our position in the DTC and eCommerce markets. This transaction primarily included the acquisition of goodwill, trademarks, and inventory. In addition, the purchase price for Empathy Wines includes an earn-out over five years based on performance. The results of operations of Empathy Wines are reported in the
Wine and Spirits segment and have been included in our consolidated results of operations from the date of acquisition.
Paul Masson Divestiture
On January 12, 2021, we sold the Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy brand, related inventory, and interests in certain contracts. The cash proceeds were used for general corporate purposes. Prior to the Paul Masson Divestiture, we recorded the results of operations of our Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy business in the Wine and Spirits segment. The following table summarizes the net gain recognized in connection with this divestiture:
Wine and Spirits Divestitures
On January 5, 2021, we sold a portion of our wine and spirits business, including lower-margin, lower growth wine and spirits brands, related inventory, interests in certain contracts, wineries, vineyards, offices, and facilities. We have the potential to earn an incremental $250 million of contingent consideration if certain brand performance targets are met over a two-year period after closing. Also on January 5, 2021, in a separate, but related transaction with the same buyer, we sold the New Zealand-based Nobilo Wine brand and certain related assets. The cash proceeds were utilized to reduce outstanding debt and for other general corporate purposes.
Prior to the Wine and Spirits Divestitures, we recorded the results of operations for this portion of our business in the Wine and Spirits segment. The following table summarizes the net loss recognized in connection with these divestitures:
Concentrate Business Divestiture
On December 29, 2020, we sold certain brands used in our concentrates and high-color concentrate business, and certain related intellectual property, inventory, interests in certain contracts, and other assets. Prior to the Concentrate Business Divestiture, we recorded the results of operations of our concentrates and high-color concentrate business in the Wine and Spirits segment.
Ballast Point Divestiture
On March 2, 2020, we sold the Ballast Point craft beer business, including a number of its associated production facilities and brewpubs. Prior to the Ballast Point Divestiture, we recorded the results of operations of the Ballast Point craft beer business in the Beer segment. We received cash proceeds of $41.1 million, which were primarily utilized to reduce outstanding borrowings.
The entire disclosure for business combinations, including leverage buyout transactions (as applicable), and divestitures. This may include a description of a business combination or divestiture (or series of individually immaterial business combinations or divestitures) completed during the period, including background, timing, and assets and liabilities recognized and reclassified or sold. This element does not include fixed asset sales and plant closings.
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