Reactions to New Belgium’s Sale

Because New Belgium Brewing has been one of the best-known employee-owned companies in the United States, its prospective sale to the Japanese brewing conglomerate Kirin has provoked many reactio

2020 NCEO Webinar Schedule Announced

NCEO webinars, one of our more popular member benefits, allow easy access to high-quality and relevant educational content throughout the ESOP community.

What Does the Sale of New Belgium Brewing Mean for Employee Ownership?

Employees are expected to vote soon to approve the sale of New Belgium Brewing (maker of Fat Tire beer and other brands), the fourth-largest craft brewery in the U.S. and the largest ESOP-owned craft brewery, to Lion Little World Beverages, a subsidiary of the Japanese beverage giant Kirin.

New Belgium Sold to Beer Conglomerate

The iconic employee-owned company New Belgium Brewing announced today that it would be acquired by subsidiary of Japanese company Kirin Holdings Company Limited.

Nominations Open for the NCEO's Board of Directors

Annual elections for the board of directors of the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) will take place in January, and members in good standing are invited to nominate themselves or other members during the nomination window, from now until December 13.

How to Tell People They Own the Company

When Kris Maynard, the CEO and cofounder of Essential Ingredients, gathered employees for a celebration of the company's 15th anniversary, he had a surprise in store.

Michigan Bills Would Encourage Employee Ownership

The Michigan Democratic Caucus announced a bill (H.B. 5202) that would provide tax incentives for employee ownership, and a second bill (H.B. 5201) would direct the state to develop a program to assist in developing employee-owned businesses.