Founded in 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie, both 36, this Scottish brewer has opened more than 70 bars in locations as far afield as Brazil and Japan, as well as a brewery in Ohio, where it also has a DogHouse hotel. BrewDog was valued at £1bn in 2017 when it sold a 22% stake to US private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners for £213m, and it has since raised another £26m from crowdfunding. Its 95,000 “equity punks” have bought shares through a public prospectus and own 20% of the company. International sales hit £21.6m in 2017.
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