GERMANY/CZECH REPUBLIC: A-B linked with brewers
The report, which emerged in the German weekly, Focus, and did not quote any sources, follow the news that the biggest shareholder in Holsten, Christian Eisenbeiss, has indicated that he might cede control of the company and that the brewer was looking for a strategic international partner.
Last week, Holsten was given the go-ahead by Christian Eisenbeiss to seek a strategic partner and engaged the US investment bank, Lehman Brothers, to assist in the search. Eisenbeiss controls 48.38% of Holsten with some 39.62% publicly traded.
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