17 April 2014
Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:
15 April 2014
As expected, Diageo has stepped up its bid to take majority control of India’s United Spirits Ltd (USL). The UK-headquartered company has launched a tender offer for a further 26% stake in the UB Group unit, which, if successful would raise its stake to around 55%.
15 April 2014
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.
14 April 2014
Private equity firm Lion Capital has declined to comment on a report it has teamed up with Whyte & Mackay's (W&M) former CEO to table a bid for the Scotch whisky producer.
11 April 2014
The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group have agreed to amalgamate their operations.
5 February 2014
Diageo has confirmed making a further share purchase in United Spirits, raising its stake to 28.8%.
20 December 2013
Diageo has expressed its disappointment after an Indian court ruling has put its purchase of shares in United Spirits in jeopardy.
11 December 2013
Heineken has confirmed that it has raised its stake in India's United Breweries.
29 November 2013
Vivian Imerman, the man who sold Whyte & Mackay to Vijay Mallya's UB Group in 2007, has publicly expressed an interest in buying back the Scotch whisky producer from Diageo.
11 November 2013
United Spirits has reported a return to net profits growth in its first half, but volumes for the spirits unit of The UB Group remained flat in the period.
8 November 2013
United Breweries has posted a drop in first-half profits as a tough Q2 plunged the Kingfisher brewer into the red for the quarter.
29 October 2013
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 saw the Smirnoff producer secure control of the Indian spirits firm.
23 October 2013
Heineken has reiterated its satisfaction with its JV partnerships around the world, but admitted that it would be prepared to buy out its partners if they wanted to sell.
21 October 2013
Heineken has declined to comment on fresh reports that it is in talks to raise its stake in India's United Breweries.
14 October 2013
Plans for a new GBP6.7m (US$10.7m) whisky distillery in Fife look set to go ahead after a deal between Indian drinks firm Kyndal and Perthshire distiller John Fergus Co, according to reports.
25 September 2013
United Spirits has lined up a successor to CEO & MD Ashok Capoor, who takes on a new role in the company next year, according to local reports.
23 September 2013
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 important than the sweeping, quotable gesture.
19 August 2013
The former CEO of Diageo has been appointed as a non-executive director on the board of United Spirits.
15 August 2013
Volume rises in key markets has helped United Breweries report a solid rise in first-quarter sales and volumes.
13 August 2013
Diageo has confirmed that Whyte & Mackay's (W&M) “independence” will remain and its management kept separate, at least until the UK's competition authority has completed its review.
8 August 2013
Whyte & Mackay's CEO has left the company, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.
23 July 2013
The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has confirmed it is investigating whether Diageo's United Spirits deal, giving it control of Scotch producer Whyte & Mackay, will harm competition in the UK market.
10 July 2013
Diageo will seek "formal clearance" from the UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) after its United Spirits deal gave it control of Scotch producer Whyte & Mackay.
4 July 2013
It was always going to take a while, but it looks like, finally, Diageo's plans to take control of United Spirits (USL) in India have drawn to an end. For now.
4 July 2013
Diageo has completed the latest round of its United Spirits purchase, and is now the major shareholder in the Indian firm.
31 May 2013
United Breweries has posted strong full-year results despite a drop in final-quarter profits.
16 May 2013
United Spirits has reported a slight fall in full-year net profits, but grew sales by double-digits.
15 May 2013
Diageo has confirmed the completion of its mandatory tender offer to up its stake in United Spirits, with only 0.4% of the Indian spirits firm's shares being tendered.
Industry Engagement on Alcohol Harm & Responsible Consumption - Part I: A Critical Year for Industry Engagement
18 April 2013
In this month's management briefing, Ben Cooper looks at the alcoholic drinks industry's attempts to reduce alcohol harm and promote responsible consumption. Part one of this four-part briefing considers what many believe to be a tipping point in the ongoing debate.
17 April 2013
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 last-minute grab of takeover target Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand at the end of March, 2008.