Efes Beverage Group (EBG) has acquired the Asian drinks group Lomisi.

Efes Breweries International, the Netherlands-based unit of Turkey's EBG said on Friday (8 February) that the acquisition of Lomisi, which is located in Georgia, will enhance both the value and the profit of its business.

EBI CEO Alejandro Jimenez said that the company plans to capitalise on the experience it has gained in other operating markets and use this to expand the company's presence in the country.

Last year, Lomisi's beer market share was estimated at 42% by volume in Georgia. The company also has soft drinks operations, which will be included as part of the sale.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

No-one was available to provide further details at Efes when contacted by just-drinks today.