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Heineken to stay "active player" in beer M&A - CFO

Heineken will remain an “active player” in seeking acquisitions, despite having fended off an approach itself from SABMiller, according to t...

SABMiller's troubles fuel M&A rumours

SABMiller's weak half-year numbers have inevitably led to renewed speculation around possible M&A activity....

SABMiller's Irritation at Heineken Questions?

From some of the noises coming out of London yesterday, I am willing to suggest the following: SABMiller is rather annoyed with Heineken. Th...

Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller The End of History

Everyone in the brewing industry has an opinion on whether Anheuser-Busch InBev is set to acquire SABMiller. And here's Larry Nelson's....

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

Spirit Pub Co rejects C&C Group initial offer 24 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

The possible takeover of Spirit Pub Co in the UK looks set to become a battle, with C&C Group considering making a firm offer for the pub operator, despite having an initial approach rejected.


Carlsberg finalises Chongqing brewery buy 23 Oct 14

Andy Morton

Carlsberg has completed its takeover of Chongqing Beer Group's remaining brewing interests in China.


Zagorka sale "makes sense" - Heineken CFO 22 Oct 14

Andy Morton

Heineken's CFO has said it “makes sense” for Coca-Cola HBC to sell its share of a stake in Bulgarian brewer Zagorka so it can focus on soft drinks.


Pivovarna Lasko eyes expansion as buyer sought 20 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Pivovarna Laško, a Slovenia-based brewer and soft drinks producer, has confirmed it remains up for sale and is looking for the buyer to spend at least EUR75m (US$96m) on the business.


Coca-Cola Bottling Co steps up territory deal 20 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated has announced the latest move in expanding and realigning its franchise footprint in the US.


Greene King set to up Spirit Pub Co takeover offer 20 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, has indicated it will raise its takeover offer for Spirit Pub Co, which would subsequently recommend a revised bid to its shareholders.

Latest blogs

The brewing landscape - who owns who? 13 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Take a look at this, a fascinating infographic detailing the acquisitions - and brands - of the world's biggest brewers.


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?

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