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just Five Years Ago - Belvedere Group's Bumpy Ride

Five years ago this week, French wine and spirits group Belvédère was embroiled in legal proceedings with creditors over the amount of debt...

CCE shows faith in Coca-Cola Life with full launch

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is to roll out Coca-Cola Life across all of its European territories after a test launch....

Time is Right for Refresco Gerber Exit

While unlikely to slip under the net before the year is out, Stefan Kirk from M&A practitioner Glenboden believes Refresco Gerber's sharehol...

Comment - The Appeal and Perils of Craft

How are big, corporate companies tackling the global trend for all things craft? Watching the larger players across all drinks categories de...

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

Anheuser-Busch agrees deal for Elysian Brewing Co 23 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch has struck a deal to acquire another US craft brewer, Seattle's Elysian Brewing Co, for an undisclosed sum.


PepsiCo appointment signals M&A thaw - analyst 19 Jan 15

Andy Morton

PepsiCo's latest board appointment suggests the company is now more willing to listen to takeover offers, an analysts has claimed.


Vidrala completes EUR408m deal for Encirc 14 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Spanish glass bottle producer Vidrala has acquired Encirc, the former Quinn Glass operations in Ireland and the UK, for EUR408.6m (US$482.6m).


Greene King shareholders approve Spirit deal 14 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Greene King's shareholders have given the green light for the company to acquire Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal.


Founder leads Nomacorc buyout 12 Jan 15

Andy Morton

Nomacorc founder Marc Noël has teamed up with a private equity firm to lead a buyout of the synthetic wine closures manufacturer.


Vidrala closes in on EUR400m deal for Encirc 12 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Spanish bottle producer Vidrala is nearing a deal to acquire Encirc, the former Quinn Glass operations in Ireland and the UK, for around EUR400m (US$473.8m), according to reports.

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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