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just the Facts - Emperador Inc 9 May 2014

After months of speculation, a buyer for Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay finally emerged today (9 May). Philippines-based Emperador Inc has agreed to acquire the business from Diageo-controlled United Spirits for GBP430m (US$729m). Here, just-drinks offers a more detailed look at Emperador:


Drinks Firms Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts 15 Nov 2013

The final death count of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines last week, is still a long way from being known. The relief effort is well underway, however, and drinks companies are among those that have moved to support those affected by the disaster.


San Miguel Corp preparing to ditch beer? 29 Jul 2010

San Miguel Corp's announcement this week that it plans to raise US$1.6bn to finance its diversification into heavy industries could signal that the firm is on its way out of the beer business.


Kirin makes mark at San Miguel Brewery 18 Nov 2009

Kirin Holdings is making its presence felt at San Miguel Brewery, as the Philippines-based brewer announces expansion plans.

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San Miguel Brewery reveals US$6bn bid - report 7 Jul 2014

San Miguel Corp has been offered as much as US$6bn for the majority share in its namesake brewing unit, the company's president has said in an interview.


San Miguel Brewery, Mahou San Miguel unite 12 May 2014

Philippines' San Miguel Brewery (SMB) Inc has signed a deal with Spain's Mahou-San Miguel in a bid to expand the global footprint of the lager brand.


Emperador to acquire Whyte & Mackay 9 May 2014

Emperador Inc is set to acquire Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay from Diageo-controlled United Spirits for GBP430m (US$729m).


Emperador confirms talks over Whyte & Mackay buy 8 May 2014

Brandy producer Emperador Inc has revealed it is in talks with Diageo-controlled United Spirits over acquiring Whyte & Mackay.


San Miguel Brewery FY profits slip 28 Mar 2014

San Miguel Brewery has blamed high duty rates for dragging down its full-year volumes, while profits also slipped.


San Miguel Brewery readies US$450m bond 17 Mar 2014

San Miguel Brewery is expected to receive regulatory approval this week to sell a bond that will net the company up to PHP20bn (US$448.6m).


Tax hikes drag down San Miguel Brewery in Q1 13 May 2013

San Miguel Brewery has been hit by tax rises in the Philippines with volumes and profits falling in its first quarter.


San Miguel Corp launches US$2bn notes programme 16 Apr 2013

San Miguel Corporation has set up a medium-term note programme in a bid to raise up to US$2bn through bond issuances.


Cosmos Bottling to exit stock Philippine bourse 5 Apr 2013

Cosmos Bottling Corporation, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, is leaving the Philippine bourse seven years after it last traded.


San Miguel Brewery to delist from PSE 21 Feb 2013

San Miguel Brewery has submitted a request to delist from the Phillipine Stock Exchange.