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Diageo hopes to be more successful than its last tender offerAnalysis - Will Diageo's 'eye-watering' United Spirits buy raise spirits?

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%.

just On Call - Gruppo Campari CEO silent on Whyte & Mackay bid

15 April 2014

Gruppo Campari's CEO has sidestepped questions over a possible swoop for Whyte & Mackay (W&M), insisting the company will first focus on assimilating new acquisitions.

UK: Lion Capital silent over Whyte & Mackay bid with ex-CEO

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.

US: Stillhouse eyes expansion with Blackheath deal

20 March 2014

Moonshine Whiskey owner Stillhouse has teamed up with Blackheath Beverage Group to handle its sales and marketing across the US.

Comment - Spirits - Beam Inc & Suntory: What Might it Mean for Scotch?

27 January 2014

Just before January is out, Ian Buxton is here for his first comment piece of 2014, and he's keen to consider what the fist big M&A transacion of the year will mean in the Scotch whisky industry.

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part III: Spirits

27 January 2014

The third part of this month's management briefing, in which Euromonitor considers the year ahead for the global drinks industry, sees Jeremy Cunnington and Spiros Malandrakis look at the spirits category in 2014.

UK/JAPAN: Suntory dismisses Whyte & Mackay bid rumours

21 January 2014

Suntory has denied it is bidding to acquire Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay.

UK/JAPAN: Diageo silent over Suntory, Whyte & Mackay bid rumours

20 January 2014

Diageo has declined to comment on reports that Suntory has made a bid for Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay.

In the Spotlight - Diageo's Whyte & Mackay Offer Heads Off UK Watchdogs

29 November 2013

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 large chunk of Whyte & Mackay (W&M).

UK: Former CEO mulls Whyte & Mackay re-purchase

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.

UK: Diageo looks to sell 'bulk' of Whyte & Mackay after OFT ruling

25 November 2013

Diageo has offered to sell the "bulk" of Whyte & Mackay after the UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) concluded that its acquisition of the Glasgow-based Scotch producer could lead to a "substantial lessening" of competition in the whisky market.

Product Launch - US: Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore Selected By Daniel Boulud

6 November 2013

Whyte & Mackay has launched a new Dalmore expression created in partnership with New York-based chef Daniel Boulud.

just Five Years Ago: Diageo eyes stake in United Spirits

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.

Product Launch - TFWA: Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore 25

22 October 2013

Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore 25

UK/INDIA: Kyndal Group to open GBP6.7m Scotch distillery - report

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.

Comment - Does Whyte & Mackay's New Broom Offer a Glimpse of the Future?

19 September 2013

What is one to make of this week's news that Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay (W&M) has installed former Diageo man Bryan Donaghey as its new chief executive?

Exclusive - UK: Whyte & Mackay appoints former Diageo exec as CEO

18 September 2013

Whyte & Mackay has appointed the former head of Diageo's production business in Scotland as its new CEO, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.

UK: Diageo, Pernod Ricard on track with Scotch train trial

13 September 2013

Diageo and Pernod Ricard have teamed up with other Scotch whisky makers to start twice-weekly shipments from Speyside by train.

UK: Diageo avoids Whyte & Mackay action until OFT probe ends

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.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

9 August 2013

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

Exclusive - UK: Whyte & Mackay CEO departs

8 August 2013

Whyte & Mackay's CEO has left the company, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.

US: Voli Vodka bags Whyte & Mackay exec as CEO

6 August 2013

Voli, the low-calorie, flavoured vodka producer, has poached a senior Whyte & Mackay executive to lead the company.

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Brandy, Gin, Liqueurs, Rum, Tequila, Vodka

25 July 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge all of its gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of brandy, gin, liqueurs, rum, tequila and vodka winners.

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Scotch Whisky

25 July 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of Scotch whisky winners.

just the Winners - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013: Scotch Whisky and Other Spirits

24 July 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of 'gold outstanding' and 'gold'' winners for Scotch whisky and other spirits.

UK: OFT has 40 days to probe Diageo's Whyte & Mackay control

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.

Product Launch - UK: Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore Paterson Collection

16 July 2013

Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore Paterson Collection

UK: Diageo CR director calls time after ten years

15 July 2013

The corporate relations director of Diageo is set to leave the company next year.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

12 July 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Diageo bids for OFT green light over Whyte & Mackay

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.







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