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SABMiller and AB InBev's takeover turbulence

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Brown-Forman putting too many eggs in one basket?

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Molson Coors looks to Miller boost in Lat Am

In November last year, Molson Coors confirmed its intention to buy out SABMiller from the MillerCoors US joint venture for US$12bn....

Latest Interviews

Interview, Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part I 6 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

Bob Kunze-Concewitz has seen a lot in his time with Gruppo Campari. Having joined the company from Procter & Gamble in 2005, when he came on board as CMO, he'll celebrate a decade as group CEO in May next year. In that time, he's seen Campari's fortunes rise, fall and rise again as drinks trends have come and gone. He's also been at the helm during an active period of M&A, not only for Campari specifically, but also within the spirits category generally. Late last month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met up with him on a visit to London.


Interview - Birra del Borgo's Leonardo Di Vincenzo 5 May 2016

Andy Morton

Last weekend, news broke of yet another craft brewery acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. This time, however, it was not in the US but in Italy.

Latest News

South Africa's Remgro eyes SAB's Distell shares 28 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

South African conglomerate Remgro has said it is considering a move for SABMiller's stake in wine and spirits group Distell.


SABMiller shareholders approve deal 28 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

SABMiller's shareholders have given Anheuser-Busch InBev the green light to complete its takeover of the UK-headquartered brewer, in what will be the third-largest acquisition in corporate history.


Anheuser-Busch InBev shareholders clear SAB deal 28 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

Anhesuer-Busch InBev has said its shareholders have approved the acquisition of SABMiller, moving the deal a step closer to next month's scheduled completion. 


Coca-Cola bottler merger talks continue in Japan 27 Sep 16

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola East Japan and Coca-Cola West have moved to calm reports claiming that their merger has completed successfully.


Coca-Cola FEMSA buys Brazlian bottler Vonpar 26 Sep 16

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola FEMSA has upped its presence in Brazil through the acquisition of privately-owned bottler Vonpar.


Sazerac Co buys Australia's SouthTrade Int'l 16 Sep 16

James Atkinson

The Sazerac Co has acquired control of Australian spirits distributor SouthTrade International.

Latest blogs

Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?


All AB InBev wants for Christmas is more craft beer buys 23 Dec 15

Andy Morton

As Anheuser-Busch InBev picks up yet another craft brewer ahead of the festive season, you have to wonder about its seemingly scattergun acquisitions strategy. Did the management team get one of those “Beers of the World” boxes at the office Christmas party?

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