Founded in 2007 by James Watt, 37, and Martin Dickie, 36, this Scottish brewer has opened more than 70 bars as far afield as Brazil and Japan, as well as breweries in Brisbane and Ohio. BrewDog was valued at £1bn in 2017 when it sold a 22% stake to US private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners for £213m. Its 95,000 “equity punks” have bought shares through a public prospectus and own 20% of the company.
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