Round-Up - Suntory's US$16bn move for Beam Inc

Round-Up - Suntory

In mid-January, Suntory Holdings and Beam Inc confirmed they had reached a deal for the Japanese group to acquire the US-based spirits firm for US$16bn. Find a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage here

US/JAPAN: Suntory agrees US$16bn deal to acquire Beam Inc

13 January 2014

Japan's Suntory Holdings has agreed to acquire US-based spirits firm Beam Inc for US$16bn.

Comment - Beam's Bourbons Attractive to Diageo, But Not Enough for a Counter-bid

15 January 2014

Is Diageo really considering leading a counter-bid consortium for Beam?

US: Beam Inc speaks out over Suntory deal misconduct claims

14 January 2014

Beam Inc has dismissed a US law firm’s claims about its conduct involving the proposed US$16bn takeover by Suntory as “baseless”.

just the Facts - Suntory's US$16bn move for Beam

14 January 2014

The biggest proposed deal in the spirits industry in five years was annnounced yesterday (13 January) with Suntory agreeing to acquire Beam Inc for US$16bn.

Comment - Beam Inc Gives Suntory Holdings Stake in Global Spirits Game

14 January 2014

Apart from the usual outliers, the consensus on yesterday's momentous news that Suntory Holdings is poised to pay US$16bn for Beam Inc is that the deal will go ahead.

Analysis - Rival bids for Beam Inc unlikely

13 January 2014

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 formed out of Fortune Brands in 2011. But will it be the first and only chapter in this story?

Analysis - Suntory's US$16bn Beam Inc move a "high price"

13 January 2014

When Pernod Ricard paid EUR5.69bn for Absolut owner Vin & Sprit in 2008, it was seen as the most expensive major spirits purchase in terms of EBITDA multiples.

Editor's Viewpoint - Suntory Buys Beam: Surprise Swoop by Japanese Giant

13 January 2014

Come on, then: Hands up, who saw that coming?

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