When around 100 of its bars were forced to close by the pandemic, BrewDog made hand sanitiser instead, donating more than £1m worth to healthcare charities, key workers and the NHS. Founded in 2007 by James Watt, 37, and Martin Dickie, 36, this Scottish brewer was valued at £1bn in 2017 when it sold a 22% stake to American private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners for £213m. Sales rose 25% to £214.9m in 2019.
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