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Will Keurig Green Mountain, Dr Pepper Snapple Group merger spark M&A boom? - Analysis

30 Jan 2018

What should we make of yesterday's announcement of the merger between Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain? The market response so far has been mixed - an initial share spike for the listed DPSG soon receded as the agreement was digested.

Where is Molson Coors today and where will it be tomorrow? - Comment

24 Aug 2017

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Molson Coors' performance over the last five years, just-drinks' beer commentator Stephen Beaumont, considers the takeaways for the wider brewing industry.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Anadolu Efes to challenge Carlsberg with Russia merger

9 Aug 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to create Russia's second-largest beer producer by combining its operations in the country with those of Turkey's Anadolu Efes.

Molson Coors performance trends 2012-2016 - results data

17 Jul 2017

In February 2017, Molson Coors released its full-year results for 2016; the year in which the brewer took full control of the MillerCoors joint-venture in the US. While the transaction has skewed the numbers for 2016 - full details of which can be found here - the results from the four years prior provide an interesting guide to Molson Coors' longer-term performance.

Anheuser-Busch InBev targets synergies with Nigerian brewers' merger

7 Jun 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev has proposed a merger of the three Nigerian beer companies in which it holds majority control.

What role will Asia play in the future of beer, spirits and soft drinks? - The just-drinks Analyst

11 Apr 2017

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analyst shares a few thoughts on how the region might take on the West when it comes to beverages.

The politics of M&A, the end of Anheuser-Busch InBev's affair and Britvic's Brazilian ballroom - The just-drinks Analyst

24 Mar 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s purchase of SABMiller – The Divestments – data

3 Mar 2017

In October, Anheuser-Busch InBev completed the US$103bn acquisition of its main rival, SABMiller. ABI started its move in September 2015, when it notified SAB’s board that it was lining up an offer. Over the ensuing 13 months, a raft of SAB assets were offered for sale as ABI looked to navigate anti-competition hurdles. Here, just-drinks details all the subsequent divestments that ABI completed as part of its pursuit of SAB.

Anheuser-Busch InBev targets South Africa management with voluntary redundancy plan

23 Jan 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is offering voluntary redundancy to management in South Africa as it looks to restructure operations in the country following its takeover of SABMiller.

The beer category in 2016 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I

23 Dec 2016

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks looks back at the stories that made the headlines in 2016 across the global drinks industry. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and the lows for the beer category.

The Coca-Cola Co completes purchase of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Coca-Cola Beverages Africa stake

21 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is ahead of schedule with its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) refranchising after it completed the first phase - acquiring a 54.5% stake in the partnership from Anheuser-Busch InBev.

The season of Japanese goodwill as M&A premium hits home - Comment

19 Dec 2016

It is an established fact that, desperate for growth outside of their stagnant home market, Japanese companies have frequently had to pay a premium in global M&A.

Anheuser-Busch InBev completes SABMiller asset divestment, sells Distell stake

15 Dec 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its SABMiller asset divestment programme in time for Christmas, offloading its near-30% stake in Distell today.

Asahi to buy SABMiller's Central & Eastern European assets from Anheuser-Busch InBev

13 Dec 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is ending 2016 with the final major divestment of SABMiller assets, as Asahi has agreed to acquire SAB's former operations in Central and Eastern Europe.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Anadolu Efes linked to Russian merger discussions

17 Nov 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Anadolu Efes have declined to comment on speculation linking the two brewers to a merger of operations in Russia.

Sapporo Holdings chases standalone Pilsner Urquell deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

7 Nov 2016

Sapporo Holdings is keen to acquire Czech brewer Pilsner Urquell, its president has told just-drinks, but only if the unit is separated from Anheuser-Busch InBev's other former SABMiller assets.

Anheuser-Busch InBev trims sales forecast after drab YTD

28 Oct 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has cut is sales forecast for the year after a Q3 volumes drop in Brazil dragged down nine-month performance.

"Anheuser Busch InBev's acquisition isn't a done deal" - Interview, Andy Thomas, Craft Brew Alliance CEO - Part I

13 Oct 2016

Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.

Asahi makes European bet with launch of new division as SABMiller buy closes

12 Oct 2016

Japanese brewer Asahi has set up a European unit as it takes control of former SABMiller brands Peroni, Groslch and Meantime.

Molson Coors takes control at MillerCoors, becomes world's number three

11 Oct 2016

Molson Coors has completed its previously-announced purchase of SABMiller’s stake in their US joint-venture, MillerCoors.

So long, SAB - Anheuser-Busch InBev and the death of SABMiller - Editor's Viewpoint

6 Oct 2016

I'll spare you the 'Fat Lady' analogies but, if you do hear some singing this week, it's likely to be Anheuser-Busch InBev staff in a good, post-deal-closure mood.

Global water targets risk hiding local concerns - Sustainability Spotlight

28 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola's recent water-replenishment achievements underline the company's status as a leader in sustainability within the drinks sector. However, Ben Cooper writes, an even greater focus on specific areas of water stress from all drinks companies looks certain to be required to take industry engagement on water to the next level.

South Africa's Remgro eyes SABMiller's Distell shares

28 Sep 2016

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

SABMiller shareholders approve Anheuser-Busch InBev deal

28 Sep 2016

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 SABMiller deal, AB InBev to retain name

28 Sep 2016

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. 

MillerCoors pulls Blue Moon, Leinenkugel's from craft beer division

21 Sep 2016

MillerCoors is to move marketing for Blue Moon and Leinenkugel's away from its Tenth & Blake craft unit because the two beer brands have grown too big.

Global brewers driving smaller players off the shelf - Campaign for Real Ale

16 Sep 2016

The UK's Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide editor has slammed global brewers for "muscling in" on the craft sector in the UK. 

Anheuser-Busch InBev confirms Australia chief as SABMiller closure looms

16 Sep 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the appointment of Peter Filipovic as head of operations in Australia upon completion of its purchase of SABMiller.

Anheuser-Busch InBev to cull 5,500 jobs after SABMiller buy

26 Aug 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to start cutting 5,500 jobs from its combined global workforce once it completes its takeover of SABMiller.

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