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Will Diageo's United Spirits buy raise spirits?

As expected, Diageo has stepped up its bid to take majority control of India’s United Spirits Ltd (USL). The UK-headquartered company has la...

just Five Years Ago: Diageo eyes United Spirits

Five years ago this week talk of Diageo taking a stake in United Spirits first emerged. It set in train a series of events that this year sa...

Heineken happy with JVs, would buy out if offered

Heineken has reiterated its satisfaction with its JV partnerships around the world, but admitted that it would be prepared to buy out its pa...

Comment - Devil's in the Detail for Today's CEOs

When it comes to being the CEO of a company, knowing where the stapler is kept - and how to order replacement staples - is way more importan...

Latest Interviews

The Wehring Interview - Diageo Asia Pacific I 18 Oct 2011

Olly Wehring

This month, just-drinks returns to its two-part extended format for The Wehring Interview. Earlier this month, I enjoyed an hour in the company of Diageo's Asia Pacific president, Gilbert Ghostine. I say enjoyed; I wasn't at my best to start.


The Wehring Interview – Heineken – Part II 26 May 2011

Olly Wehring

In part one of my interview with Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, which ran earlier this week, we took a close look at the brewer's purchase of FEMSA Cerveza last year. We also started a world tour of beer markets, discussing Europe, Russia, Brazil and Mexico.

Latest News

Top firms eye progress on alcohol-harm reduction 10 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The world's biggest alcohol companies have pledged to accelerate work to address alcohol misuse after releasing a joint report described as a “foundation” for progress.


United Spirits delays reporting full-year results 18 Jun 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled spirits firm, is delaying the disclosure of its full-year results due to problems with debtors and an outstanding loan.


United Breweries Holdings MD departs 13 May 2014

James Wilmore

United Breweries Holdings Ltd (UBHL) has confirmed that its managing director has left the group after less than a year in the role.


just For Subscribers - The week in drinks 17 Apr 2014

Olly Wehring

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:


Diageo moves to take United Spirits control 15 Apr 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo is moving ahead with plans to take majority control of United Spirits with the launch of a INR114.5bn (US$1.9bn) tender offer for a further 26% stake in the Indian company.

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