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GE Capital Finances New Chicago Brewery For Lagunitas

June 20, 2014

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GE Capital, Corporate Finance today announced it is providing Lagunitas Brewery with a $20 million credit facility to equip the company’s new Chicago brewery.

The GE Capital and Lagunitas team celebrate the opening of the Lagunitas facility June 17th. From le ...

The GE Capital and Lagunitas team celebrate the opening of the Lagunitas facility June 17th. From left to right: Mike Dallape - Senior Vice President GE Capital Food & Beverage Group; Leon Sharyon - CFO Lagunitas Brewing Company; Tony Magee - CEO and Founder Lagunitas Brewing Company; Trevor Schauenberg - President & CEO GE Capital, Corporate Finance; Colin Guheen - SVP Risk- Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Investments; Eric Dusch - Chief Commercial Officer GE Capital, CF Equipment Finance. (Photo: Business Wire)

Lagunitas, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Petaluma CA, is one of the nation’s fastest-growing craft brewers. The company is opening a 600,000-barrel capacity brewery in the Douglas Park neighborhood of Chicago, where it held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 17, 2014.

“GE Capital understands the craft beer industry and worked closely with us to develop the right financing solution,” said Tony Magee CEO of Lagunitas. “Having a lender with targeted industry expertise helps us to meet our growth and expansion needs.”

“Lagunitas has been on a remarkable growth trajectory, and we are excited to be able to work with them to expand to a new brewery in Chicago,” said Chris Nay, senior managing director, Food & Beverage, GE Capital, Corporate Finance. “Helping mid-size companies achieve their growth plans is our specialty.”

About GE Capital, Corporate Finance

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Source: Business Wire

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