Carlsberg is expanding its portfolio in Singapore

Carlsberg is expanding its portfolio in Singapore

Carlsberg has bought a 51% stake in MayBev, the exclusive distributor for Ashai in Singapore.

The deal, confirmed today (9 April) by Carlsberg, will add Asahi's namesake beer to the Danish brewer's Singapore portfolio, as well as brands including Lanson-BCC's Lanson Champagne and Asahi-owned Nikka whiskey. No financial details have been disclosed.

“This partnership with MayBev will strengthen Carlsberg Singapore’s position as one of the foremost alcoholic drinks suppliers in the city-state,” a Carlsberg spokesperson said.

It will also boost the unit's sales, warehousing and distribution capabilities, the spokesperson said. 

MayBev has been Asahi's sole distributor for about 40 years. Its core business comprises sales, marketing and distribution for a range of spirits, beers, wines and soft drinks.

This week, Carlsberg opened a new brewery in Sweden as part of a joint venture with Brooklyn Brewery.