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Diageo to offload United National Breweries to Zimbabwe's Delta Corp

21 Dec 2018

Diageo is to sell United National Breweries, the South African sorghum beer business it bought from India's United Breweries three-and-a-half years ago.

Indian woes hammer United Breweries in FY 2017 - results

18 May 2017

India's beer market has suffered hugely in the three months to the end of March, according to United Breweries, which posted its full-year results yesterday.

Brexit could boost Scotch whisky's Indian aspirations - Diageo Capital Markets Day 2017

11 May 2017

The UK's decision to leave the European Union could help speed up the Scotch whisky category's presence in the burgeoning Indian spirits market, according to the head of Diageo.

Vijay Mallya's son departs United Breweries Holdings

1 Apr 2016

Sidhartha V Mallya, son of Indian entrepreneur Vijay Mallya, has left his role as non-executive, non-independent director at United Breweries Holdings.

Diageo and Vijay Mallya - The end of the affair - Timeline

29 Feb 2016

Earlier this month, Diageo announced that it has secured the resignation of United Spirits chairman Vijay Mallya from his position at the Indian unit. Here, just-drinks takes a look at Diageo's relationship with the Indian entrepreneur: 

Diageo to pay Vijay Mallya US$75m to quit United Spirits

25 Feb 2016

Diageo has secured the resignation of United Spirits chairman Vijay Mallya from his position at the Indian unit.

Diageo sells off United Spirits' Bouvet Ladubay

24 Nov 2015

French wine company Bouvet Ladubay has returned to family control following Diageo's decision to withdraw from the category.

UB Group to sell residual stake in United Spirits

13 Nov 2015

The UB Group is set to offload its remaining holding in Diageo-controlled United Spirits, a source has told just-drinks.

UB Group to sell residual stake in United Spirits

13 Nov 2015

The UB Group is set to offload its remaining holding in Diageo-controlled United Spirits, a source has told just-drinks.

On this day in drinks history - featuring Anheuser-Busch InBev, Red Bull, Whyte & Mackay

13 Aug 2015

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Diageo Q4 & FY - Preview

27 Jul 2015

On Thursday (30 July), Diageo will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final quarter, the three months to the end of June:

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17 Jul 2015

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Diageo silent as Indian authorities prepare United Spirits inspection

29 May 2015

Diageo has declined to comment on an Indian government investigation into United Spirit's books as fresh reports emerge over the subsidiary’s chairman, Vijay Mallya, and alleged loans made from the unit.

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19 May 2015

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Editor's Viewpoint – Can We Blame Diageo for Not Acting Sooner on Mallya?

27 Apr 2015

It's not every day that one can accuse the world's biggest spirits producer of being a bit stupid, but my peers in India are making hay today, doing just that. But, before wading in against Diageo and the call by its United Spirits unit in India for chairman Vijay Mallya to stand down, ask yourself this one question: What difference does it make?

Diageo voices concerns as United Spirits calls on chairman Mallya to quit

27 Apr 2015

Diageo is reviewing its relationship with United Breweries Holdings and Vijay Mallya over India's United Spirits, after the division's board called on the entrepreneur to stand down as its chairman.

CFO of Diageo's United Spirits stands down

24 Apr 2015

Pathai Murali, the CFO of Diageo-controlled United Spirits, has resigned from the Indian company.

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14 Apr 2015

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9 Apr 2015

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just the week in - Beer

2 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

just the Facts - United National Breweries

2 Apr 2015

Earlier today, Diageo confirmed plans to take full control of UB Group's United National Breweries. The Guinness producer will pay an initial US$22m for the 50% of the sorghum beer producer it does not already own. Here's some facts on United National Breweries:

Diageo to take control of Mallya's United National Breweries

2 Apr 2015

Diageo has agreed a deal to take full control of UB Group's South African sorghum beer business, United National Breweries (UNB).

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2 Apr 2015

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20 Mar 2015

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19 Feb 2015

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28 Jan 2015

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Heineken silent on United Breweries stake hike rumours

7 Jan 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on reports that it is looking to raise its stake in India's United Breweries.

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8 Dec 2014

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7 Nov 2014

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United Spirits sees Q1 net loss, Paul Walsh quits board

20 Oct 2014

United Spirits has continued its sluggish performance with a first-quarter net loss and fall in sales.

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