Carlsberg is looking to make further acquisitions going forward. In an interview with Germany's Focus magazine, the brewer's president said that Carlsberg's supervisory board has approved plans for further acquisitions worth a total of €1.5 billion. The acquisition will focus on Germany.

Nils S. Andersen told the magazine that the Danish brewer is eyeing Jever Brauerei and the Berliner-Pilsener group. Both currently belong to Brau & Brunnen. Andersen said that initial high-level talks between Carlsberg and officials at some German breweries at the end of February.

Separately, Focus also reports that Brau & Brunnen is looking to make acquisitions in Germany worth a total of €120m, while Bitburger told the magazine that it has set aside €500m to buy some of its rivals.