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05 September 2022

Caldic announces acquisition of Mr.Malt

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, September 5, 2022 - Caldic B.V. today announces the acquisition of Mr. Malt – P.A.B. S.r.l., the leading distributor of brew ingredients for the Italian market. The premium portfolio and value-add services from Mr. Malt will substantially strengthen Caldic’s offering for the brewing market and enable further expansion in southern Europe.

Founded in 1996, P.A.B. S.r.l. markets a premium product portfolio of brew ingredients and accompanying equipment solutions under its brand, Mr. Malt®. Additionally the company provides training and tasting facilities for craft breweries, home brewers and retailers alike. For over 25 years P.A.B. S.r.l. has successfully developed an extensive portfolio of high-quality brew ingredients, and today, Mr. Malt is the leading brew ingredients distribution brand across the different brew market segments in Italy.

Mr. Malt’s e-commerce platform provides customers not only with user friendly online purchasing services, but also presents an interactive forum that stimulates the exchange of best practices and experiences among brewers. To complement this platform, the training center in Pasian di Prato (Udine, Italy) offers a wide variety of topical seminars and customized trainings to help brewers to raise their formulation and processing competences.

Laurent Pasqualini, CEO Caldic Europe, said, “We are excited to welcome Mr. Malt’s team aboard Caldic. The professional team brings a wealth of brewing expertise as well as a comprehensive brew ingredients portfolio and adjacent equipment. This acquisition builds on the foundation of the Caldic Brew Nordic organisation, following the acquisition of Humlegårdens Ekolager - the leading Swedish premium brew ingredients and solutions provider - in 2020. The combined capabilities and outstanding experiences of both companies create an excellent platform to advance the business of our key principals and customers. While we aim to further strengthen our offering for the brew market, we look forward to the team from Mr. Malt to be part of Caldic.”

Eliano Zanier, CEO Mr. Malt, stated, “Having seen our business develop since the early days of home and craft brewing in Italy, I am thrilled to see Mr. Malt approaching a new chapter in its history. As part of the Caldic family, we will be in a stronger position to serve our market by leveraging our extensive portfolio of products and unique added value services, creating the opportunity for our passionate team to realize further growth potential. We’re delighted to be able to work together with the experts at Caldic, our principals and our customers to explore and deliver premium solutions for the brewery market.”