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Comment - Heineken's 'No' Cuts SABMiller Options

Heineken's announcement earlier today of an approach by SABMiller confirms what some observers have warned in recent months: The 'Mega-Merge...

SABMiller spurned by Heineken: The start of the en

To many observers, the endgame for 'Mega Merger' began today. With SABMiller being outed for approaching Heineken about a takeover, the over...

William Grant and Drambuie: It Had to be You

While it was a predictable bit of business, William Grant & Sons' purchase of Drambuie – announced yesterday – still carries a slight elemen...

M&A Watch - Who's in the Running for Altia Corp?

Earlier this year, the Finnish Government announced plans to privatise Altia Corp, as part of its programme to raise funds for budget spendi...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Te Pa Family Vineyards owner 29 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The owner of Te Pa Family Vineyards, Haysley MacDonald, and his head wine maker, Liam McElhinney, have been making waves in New Zealand with their fresh approach to wine making. This month, just-drinks met them during a trip to London to hear how their agricultural backgrounds have shaped the business and why consolidation in Marlborough will only go so far.


Interview - Constellation International's GM 3 Apr 2014

Andy Morton

At ProWein 2014, Andy Morton sat down with Constellation's international general manager Philip Kingston to talk about its expanding global ambitions including a new tie-up in China for its Robert Mondavi brand.

Latest News

Heineken rejects SABMiller purchase proposal 15 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

Heineken has confirmed it has received a takeover approach from SABMiller but that the proposal is “non-actionable”.


DS Services snaps up Pine Mountain Springs 15 Sep 14

James Wilmore

DS Services of America has boosted its presence in three US states with the acquisition of Delaware's Pine Mountain Springs for an undisclosed sum.


A-B InBev silent on bank talks over SABMiller deal 15 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on reports that it is in talks with banks about financing a deal for its rival SABMiller.


SABMiller, Heineken silent on takeover offer talk 14 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

Both Heineken and SABMiller have declined to comment on reports linking the two brewers to takeover negotiations.


Heineken dampens speculation over Czech unit sale 9 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Heineken has branded reports that it is in negotiation to sell its Czech operations to Molson Coors as “speculative rumours”.


William Grant & Sons snaps up Drambuie 8 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

William Grant & Sons has become the new owner of the Drambuie Scotch whisky liqueur brand.

Latest blogs

Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage 14 Jan 14

James Wilmore

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 13 Jan 14

James Wilmore

A look at what was hitting the headlines last week...

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