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Rogue Baron raises a glass to Shinju success

08:10, 28th June 2024
John Hughman
Vox Newswire

Rogue Baron (SHNJ) Follow | SHNJ has delivered results for the first half of its 2024 financial year, marked by significant developments and strategic investments. 

By the September year end of September 2023, the company had only 226 cases of its Shinju inventory remaining, all of which were subsequently sold between October 15 and December 18. During this period, Rogue Baron was deeply involved in discussions about a major investment deal concerning Shinju, dedicating substantial time and resources to finalize this deal and prepare for future growth.

In March 2024, Rogue Baron announced a substantial investment from Pronghorn, a spirits investment group backed by Diageo. Pronghorn committed to injecting $1,000,000 into Shinju Spirits Inc., comprising $750,000 in cash and $250,000 in business enhancement services. This investment will result in Pronghorn holding 22.23% of Shinju Spirits on a fully diluted basis, while Rogue Baron will own 60.50%, with the remaining shares held by employees who received stock in lieu of cash for services rendered. This partnership is expected to significantly accelerate Shinju’s growth, positioning it as a prime buyout target.

The infusion of capital and expertise from Pronghorn has allowed Rogue Baron to restart production and plan for a new label introduction in the US market. Over the past three months, the company has collaborated with Pronghorn on a more focused sales strategy, aiming to boost Shinju’s sales growth and elevate the brand. This strategic partnership provides Rogue Baron with confidence in its future prospects, combining financial resources and substantial market support to propel Shinju’s success.


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Looking forward, Rogue Baron is committed to leveraging this momentum to expand Shinju Spirits and launch additional brands. The company’s strategic vision is to develop distinct brands within the spirits industry and position them as attractive buyout targets. With the strategic capital partnership secured for Shinju, Rogue Baron is now well-positioned to diversify its focus and explore new opportunities within the industry, enhancing its growth potential and establishing a strategic advantage.

In a recent interview with Vox Markets, Rogue Baron's Hamish Harris outlined the company's plans to focus on its unique strengths and expertise in the spirits industry, and launch new ultra-premium spirits brands with particularly attractive opportunities in Tequila. Progress at its Shinju whisky subsidiary offers a roadmap for further inroads into the ultra-premium spirits market.

For more details, you can watch the interview here.

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