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Castle Brands (ROX) Stock Soars 13% On Additional Ownership of Gosling-Castle Partners

Joseph Lu

Shares of Castle Brands Inc. ROX jumped 13.24% today to $1.54 per share after the company announced that it increased their ownership in Gosling-Castle Partners Inc. (GCP) by another 20.1%.

Gosling-Castle holds the exclusive long-term rights to export and distribute Gosling Rum and Gosling Stormy Ginger Beer for all countries other than Bermuda. Castle Brands owns 80.1% of GCP after the transaction, and extended its export and distribution agreement through March 2030, with ten-year renewal terms after that.

“We look forward to working even more closely with Malcolm Gosling and the Gosling family to build the prominence of the iconic Goslings brands,” said John Glover, Executive Vice President of Castle Brands.

Castle Brands is a New York-based company that develops, markets, imports, and sells alcohol products in the U.S. and internationally. The company’s stock has been on the rise since it agreed to supply Gosling products to all Wal-Mart WMT locationsin the U.S. The stock increased 52% since the deal was announced on Feb. 27, 2017, from $0.73 per share to $1.54 per share.

While these deals significantly benefit Castle Brands, the company’s place in the market stays the same. More work still needs to be done before Castle Brands can compete with giants in the industry like Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD, Molson Coors Brewing TAP, Brown-Forman Corporation BF.B and Boston Beer SAM, which consume the majority of the market share.

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