2RL Capital Inc, a Toronto-based merchant bank that invests in and advises small and mid-sized businesses, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants Inc., The Merchant Vintner Inc. and Boldworks Corp.
Hobbs & Co., The Merchant Vintiner and Boldworks are full-service adult beverage agencies that represent a curated portfolio of wines, spirits, beers, ciders and adult non-alcoholic beverages in the Canadian market.
2RL has partnered with Dean Campbell in the acquisition and Dean now serves as the President of the companies. Dean has a diverse background as a senior leader within the restaurant industry, beverage purchasing and beverage education. Dean has served as part of the leadership team of the largest full-service restaurant group in Canada, is a Sommiler and is Chair of the Board of the Independent Wine Education Guild.