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It is an established fact that, desperate for growth outside of their stagnant home market, Japanese companies have frequently had to pay a premium in global M&A.
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just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.
Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.
Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is offering voluntary redundancy to management in South Africa as it looks to restructure operations in the country following its takeover of SABMiller.
Anheuser-Busch InBev's venture capital unit, ZX Ventures, has bought Spanish brewery Cervezas La Virgen.
The UK division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the roll-out of an alcohol-free version of German wheat beer brand Franziskaner.
Six months after retiring the Keurig Kold home-carbonation system, Keurig Green Mountain has found a new partner in Anheuser-Busch InBev to revitalise the platform, this time as an "in-home alcohol drink system".
Craft Brew Alliance has appointed two Anheuser-Busch InBev executives to its board.
The Coca-Cola Co is ahead of schedule with its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) refranchising after it completed the first phase - acquiring a 54.5% stake in the partnership from Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its SABMiller asset divestment programme in time for Christmas, offloading its near-30% stake in Distell today.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is in line to end its first year on the Johannesburg stock exchange well down on its debut price, according to a report.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is ending 2016 with the final major divestment of SABMiller assets, as Asahi has agreed to acquire SAB's former operations in Central and Eastern Europe.
C&C Group is to cede more capacity at its Scottish brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev as part of a shake up of the companies' UK distribution agreements.
Carlton & United Breweries has announced an end to disputes with maintenance workers at its Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has teamed up with Uber to offer consumers free taxi rides over the holiday period in the UK as part of a responsible drinking programme.
Anheuser-Busch InBev and Anadolu Efes have declined to comment on speculation linking the two brewers to a merger of operations in Russia.
Anheuser-Busch InBev's UK craft unit Camden Town Brewery will release a limited edition lager towards the end of this month.
Sapporo Holdings is keen to acquire Czech brewer Pilsner Urquell, its president has told just-drinks, but only if the unit is separated from Anheuser-Busch InBev's other former SABMiller assets.
Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has agreed to acquire Texas craft brewer Karbach.
The president & CEO of Molson Coors has echoed comments made last week by Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO, claiming that US beer consumers are striving to make sense of the array of options in the craft beer space.
Anheuser-Busch InBev's US marketing head, Jorn Socquet, has been promoted to a new global marketing role.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has cut is sales forecast for the year after a Q3 volumes drop in Brazil dragged down nine-month performance.
On Friday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will announce its third-quarter and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks looks at the global beer company's activities in the three months to the end of September.
US tobacco company Altria has increased its stake in the new-look Anheuser-Busch InBev.
The Coca-Cola Co has revealed a timetable for the acquisition and disposal of Anheuser-Busch InBev's newly-acquired stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, telling just-drinks it aims to have a new partner in place by 2018.
Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?
Anheuser-Busch InBev is reportedly calling a halt to its Seth Rogan and Amy Schumer Bud Light campaign in the US.
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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA (AB InBev) is a leading global brewing company. It is one of the top five consumer products companies in the world. AB InBev produces and distributes alcoholic and non-alcoh...
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