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VIETNAM: Heineken, SABMiller silent on Sabeco stake reports

23 Nov 2012

Heineken and SABMiller have declined to comment on reports that they are separately considering taking a stake in state-owned Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) in Vietnam.

SINGAPORE: ThaiBev's TCC extends Fraser & Neave deadline but sticks with price

22 Nov 2012

ThaiBev-controlled TCC Assets has extended its offer deadline for Fraser & Neave for a second time, but not raised its bid despite a rival's higher tender.

JAPAN/SINGAPORE: Kirin Holdings joins OUE in Fraser & Neave bid

16 Nov 2012

Kirin Holdings has confirmed it has agreed to acquire Fraser & Neave's food and beverage business, if a wider bid by Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) for the conglomerate succeeds.

NETHERLANDS/SINGAPORE: Heineken seals Asia Pacific Breweries deal

15 Nov 2012

Heineken has raised its stake in Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) to 95.3% after sealing its SGD5.4bn (US$4.3bn) acquisition of Fraser & Neave's stake in the Tiger brewer.

AFRICA: Heineken "satisfied" with ownership mix - analyst

14 Nov 2012

Heineken appears to be happy with its mix of business models in Africa and has little interest in entering the local beer segment, according to an analyst.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

9 Nov 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

SINGAPORE: ThaiBev extends Fraser & Neave offer period

8 Nov 2012

ThaiBev's TCC Assets division has extended its offer period for Fraser & Neave (F&N) to 22 November.

TRAVEL RETAIL: International Beverage appoints Five Eyes in Nordic, Baltic regions

7 Nov 2012

International Beverage has chosen Travel Retail agent Five Eyes to distribute its portfolio in the Nordic and Baltic regions for the next three years.

NETHERLANDS/SINGAPORE: Heineken's Asia Pacific Breweries deal gets Singapore regulatory approval

6 Nov 2012

Heineken's bid to take full control of Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) remains on track to complete this month after Singapore's competition commission gave the green light to the move.

NETHERLANDS: Global focus could hurt Heineken - analyst

5 Nov 2012

Heineken's focus on its global brands could damage sales as the world market fragments, an analyst has warned.

US: Heineken eyes boost to US beer market exposure - analyst

29 Oct 2012

Increased exposure to the US is a "strong attraction" for Heineken but its buying power will be limited once the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) deal completes, according to an analyst.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken Q3 profits up but Western Europe still drags

24 Oct 2012

Heineken has announced a 9.9% rise in third quarter reported net profits, but "cautious" consumers in Western Europe dragged down its performance.

SINGAPORE: ThaiBev faces counterbid for Fraser & Neave

23 Oct 2012

ThaiBev is facing a battle for Fraser & Neave after Singapore hotel and property firm Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) revealed it is in talks with unnamed parties to table a counterbid for the conglomerate.

just The Preview - Heineken Q3

22 Oct 2012

Heineken is set to release its third-quarter trading update on Wednesday (24 October). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the company in the six months to the end of September.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken swaps Asia Pacific Breweries loan for US note issuance

3 Oct 2012

Heineken has lined up four tranches of notes totalling US$3.25bn, which will be used to fund its takeover of Asia Pacific Breweries.

GLOBAL: Heineken's APB deal to pay for itself in five years - analyst

1 Oct 2012

Heineken's Asia Pacific Breweries buyout was a “must-do deal” that will bring the Dutch brewer's exposure to emerging markets in line with its rivals, an analyst has said.

SINGAPORE: Fraser & Neave greenlights Heineken Asia Pacific Breweries takeover

28 Sep 2012

The shareholders of Fraser & Neave have voted in favour of Heineken's proposed takeover of their Asia Pacific Breweries joint venture.

Comment - Wehring's Way - Heineken: Regrets, They've Had a Few?

28 Sep 2012

And now, the end is near, and the Dutch cat has almost got the Asian cream.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

28 Sep 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

THAILAND: ThaiBev, TCC set to veto Fraser & Neave capital reduction plan

26 Sep 2012

ThaiBev and its related TCC Assets division have warned that they plan to vote against Fraser & Neave's capital reduction proposal, which is set to follow the divestment of F&N's stake in Asia Pacific Breweries to Heineken.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken closes Asia Pacific Breweries stake sale

25 Sep 2012

Heineken has completed the purchase of Kindest Place Groups' stake in Asia Pacific Breweries ahead of the vote on its offer to buy out JV partner Fraser & Neave.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

21 Sep 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

In the Spotlight - ThaiBev Steps out of Heineken's Way

20 Sep 2012

The Wall Street Journal summed it up best: “Now everyone can finally have a drink.”

NETHERLANDS/SINGAPORE: ThaiBev clears way for Heineken Asia Pacific Breweries bid

19 Sep 2012

Heineken has secured the approval of ThaiBev for its planned takeover of Asian Pacific Breweries.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken ups Asia Pacific Breweries stake with Kindest Place buy

19 Sep 2012

Heineken has begun its full buy-out of Asia Pacific Breweries, lining up the purchase of Kindest Place Groups' stake in the brewing venture.

Comment - Wehring's Way: Heineken, F&N, APB, ThaiBev - More Questions Than Answers

17 Sep 2012

Go on, then: Who's going to be brave enough to predict how Heineken's battle for control of Asia Pacific Breweries is going to pan out?

Comment - Beer - Beer's Future: Good? Bad? Good? Bad?

17 Sep 2012

Pete Brown is caught in two minds this month. Whilst looking at the global beer landscape he can't decide whether the outlook is either good or bad. That's not because he can't make his mind up; that's because he thinks it is both.

SINGAPORE: ThaiBev to launch US$7.2bn cash offer for Fraser & Neave

13 Sep 2012

ThaiBev, along with its partner TCC Assets, has confirmed it will make a cash offer of around SGD9bn (US$7.2bn) for Singapore conglomerate Fraser & Neave (F&N).

SINGAPORE: Heineken could seek property partner for Fraser & Neave counter bid - analyst

13 Sep 2012

Heineken would be "too stretched " to make a counter bid for Fraser & Neave alone and could seek a partner with property interests, according to an analyst.

NETHERLANDS/SINGAPORE: Heineken ups Asia Pacific Breweries stake

12 Sep 2012

Heineken's stake in Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) has edged up after it acquired an extra 55,000 shares in the Tiger brewer.






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