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HighBank advises Geemacher, LLC on its sale to American Keg Company, LLC

August 1, 2016
HighBank Advisors (“HighBank”) announces that it has advised Geemacher, LLC (“Geemacher”) on the sale of substantially all of its assets to American Keg Company, LLC (“AKC”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Geemacher is the only known dedicated manufacturer of stainless steel beer kegs in the United States and is a highly-regarded distributor to regional and craft brewers around the country. The transaction will allow AKC to enhance its platform with the fully redundant, in-house, end-to-end manufacturing capabilities needed to be a successful supplier to the rapidly growing craft beer industry.
“The professionals at HighBank demonstrated insights and experience that proved invaluable to the success of our transaction,” said John Giannopoulos, founder and CEO of Geemacher. “We received constant senior-level attention that was critical in navigating through emotionally difficult and complex transactional issues.”
Karl Buettner, Managing Director with HighBank, stated, “This was a complex transaction on many fronts. We are pleased to have had the opportunity to work so closely with John throughout this process in order to navigate these complexities successfully. He is a leader with outstanding character and we look forward to following his team’s success over the coming years.”
About Geemacher, LLC
Founded in 2007, Geemacher had established itself as a leading distributor and the only identified stand-alone manufacturer of steel beer kegs to the regional and craft beer industry in the United States. 
About American Keg Company, LLC
American Keg Company was formed in 2016 and is located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The company manufactures 1/2 bbl and 1/6 bbl steel beer kegs. The company also sources and imports kegs from abroad. For more information visit
About HighBank Advisors LLC
HighBank is a full service mid-market investment bank and financial advisory firm. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with regional offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Raleigh, North Carolina, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, exit and transaction planning, business valuations, fairness and capital adequacy opinions, loan workouts and debt restructurings, and distressed asset sales. HighBank was formed on a mission that our clients and our people deserve to have their highest expectations met and to receive higher value for their investments of money and time.  For more information visit
All investment banking services are provided by HighBank Securities LLC (“HBS”), a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC. HBS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighBank Advisors.