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Analysis - Rival bids for Beam Inc unlikely

Suntory's proposed US$16bn takeover of Beam Inc is the first publicly-acknowledged attempt to buy the pure-play spirits company since it was...

In the Spotlight - Diageo's W&M Offer

One of the spirits industry's longer-running sagas gained an extra chapter this week when Diageo announced that it is willing to sell off a...

Beam Inc offers Pernod Ricard "strategic appeal"

Beam Inc will become an easier acquisition target from September this year, with Pernod Ricard the likely front-runner as a buyer, according...

Beam loses race for Absolut: Five years on

It was five years ago this week that Beam Global Spirits & Wine – as Beam Inc was then known – started to come to terms with Pernod Ricard's...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Beam Inc's Albert Baladi 2 Oct 2012

James Wilmore

It's nearly a year to the day that Beam Inc was officially born, making it the world's only publicly-listed pure-play spirits company. Progress so far has been solid and instrumental in that has been the group's well-travelled Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) chief, Albert Baladi. Just-drinks caught up with the softly-spoken Baladi during a recent visit to London.


The Wehring Interview - Beam Global Spirits & Wine 13 Apr 2011

Olly Wehring

The third of this year's Wehring interviews keeps up the high profiles, if I do say so myself. Speaking via telephone, we have Matt Shattock, CEO of the soon-to-be stand-alone Beam Global Spirits & Wine.

Latest News

Pernod Ricard to build Beefeater visitor centre 6 Feb 2013

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard is set to start work on a visitor centre at its Beefeater distillery in London.


Diageo, Suntory mull move for Beam Inc - report 9 Dec 2012

Olly Wehring

A report in a UK newspaper today (9 December) has claimed that Diageo and Suntory held talks earlier this year with a view to making a move for Beam Inc.


Beam opens research centre to boost new products 4 Oct 2012

Andy Morton

Beam Inc has opened an innovation centre as it targets achieving a quarter of its annual sales growth from new products.


Bourbon, Skinnygirl boost Beam's H1 profits 2 Aug 2012

James Wilmore

Beam Inc has reported a double-digit jump in first-half profits driven by demand for its Bourbon brands and the Skinnygirl range.


Beam Inc hails "strong start" to 2012 3 May 2012

Olly Wehring

Beam Inc has posted a good start to the year, with sales and profits performing strongly in the first three months of 2011.

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