Round-Up - Heineken lines up Asia Pacific Breweries takeover

Round-Up - Heineken lines up Asia Pacific Breweries takeover

Heineken's battle for full control of Asia Pacific Breweries looks set to run until the end of September. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the story.

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

13 September 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).

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

17 September 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?

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

13 September 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 September 2012

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

SINGAPORE: ThaiBev teams with unnamed party to prepare Fraser & Neave bid

11 September 2012

ThaiBev has said it is working with another group to explore the possibility of making an offer for Fraser & Neave.

SINGAPORE: Heineken circles 28 September for Fraser & Neave vote on APB

6 September 2012

Fraser & Neave has set a date for a shareholder vote on Heineken's offer for its stake in their brewing joint venture, Asia Pacific Breweries.

SINGAPORE: ThaiBev raises Fraser & Neave stake to 29%

29 August 2012

ThaiBev has upped its stake in Fraser & Neave to 29%, just below the level that would trigger a mandatory offer for the entire Singapore conglomerate.

SINGAPORE: Fraser & Neave shareholders to get part of Heineken deal proceeds

28 August 2012

Fraser & Neave has said its plans to distribute around SGD4bn (US$3.19bn) to shareholders if the sale of its stake in Asia Pacific Breweries goes through.

SINGAPORE: Heineken tops up Asia Pacific Breweries stake

28 August 2012

Heineken has raised its direct stake in Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) to 13.16%, the brewer has announced.

SINGAPORE: Heineken raises stake in Asia Pacific Breweries

22 August 2012

Heineken has raised its direct stake in Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) to 12.18% in the hope of seeing off any challenge for full control of the Tiger beer producer.

NETHERLANDS/SINGAPORE: Heineken's "final" Asia Pacific Breweries offer will be "knock-out blow" - analyst

20 August 2012

Heineken's increased offer to Fraser & Neave for its total stake in Asia Pacific Breweries should be a "knock-out blow" in the battle for the Tiger brewer, according to an analyst.

NETHERLANDS/SINGAPORE: Heineken makes "final offer" for Asia Pacific Breweries

20 August 2012

Heineken has submitted a "final offer" to Fraser & Neave for its stake in Asia Pacific Breweries in a bid to take full control of the Tiger brewer.

SINGAPORE: Fraser & Neave gets extra week over Kindest Place Groups' Tiger offer

15 August 2012

Fraser & Neave (F&N) is being given an extra week to consider an offer from Kindest Place Groups, a company linked to ThaiBev, to buy its direct stake in Asia Pacific Breweries (APB).

SINGAPORE: ThaiBev raises stake in Fraser & Neave to 26.2%

14 August 2012

ThaiBev has upped its stake in Singapore conglomerate Fraser & Neave to 26.2%, according to a regulatory filing.

Comment - Asia Pacific Breweries: Breaking Up Would Be So Hard To Do

9 August 2012

For us journalists, it's the gift that keeps on giving. For the management of Heineken, it must seem like a recurring headache.

ASIA: Heineken claims Asia Pacific Breweries counter bid is "not comparable"

8 August 2012

Heineken has moved to stifle talk of a bidding war for Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) by claiming a separate bid for a stake in the Tiger brewer announced this week is "not comparable" to its offer.

SINGAPORE: ThaiBev counters Heineken's Asia Pacific Breweries bid

7 August 2012

Heineken could be on the brink of a bidding war for Asia Pacific Breweries after its partner, Fraser & Neave, received a counter offer for its direct stake in the JV.

Comment - Wehring's Way: Heineken, Fraser & Neave and Asia Pacific Breweries

3 August 2012

There will be a lot of relieved beers being downed in Amsterdam tonight. And, while the folk at Heineken will be keen to hedge their bar spend, they'll still want to celebrate today's news.

NETHERLANDS/SINGAPORE: Heineken set to take control of Asia Pacific Breweries

3 August 2012

Heineken has received approval from Fraser & Neave to secure full control of Asia Pacific Breweries from its longstanding partner.

JAPAN: Kirin steps back from Heineken stand-off over Asia Pacific Breweries - report

3 August 2012

The president of Kirin Holdings has said the firm is only interested in the food and soft drinks operations of Fraser & Neave, not its Asia Pacific Breweries JV, according to reports.

ASIA: Coca-Cola Co eyes Fraser & Neave drinks unit as shares suspended - report

2 August 2012

The Coca-Cola Co is considering making a bid for Fraser & Neave's (F&N) soft drinks and dairy unit, according to reports.

ASIA: ThaiBev gets regulatory waiver over Fraser & Neave move

1 August 2012

ThaiBev has been granted a waiver from getting shareholders' approval to complete its purchase of a 22% stake in Fraser & Neave.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken launches EUR1.75bn notes

27 July 2012

Heineken has secured a EUR1.75bn (US$2.15bn) cash injection through the placement of two sets of notes on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

ASIA: Heineken extends Asia Pacific Breweries offer deadline

27 July 2012

Heineken has agreed to give Fraser & Neave (F&N) an extra week to consider its SGD5.1bn (US$4.07bn) offer to take full control of Asia Pacific Breweries (APB).

ASIA: Kirin eyes offer for Asia Pacific Breweries - report

23 July 2012

Kirin Holdings is considering launching its own bid for Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), according to reports.

ASIA: Fraser & Neave "considering" Heineken's Asia Pacific Breweries bid

20 July 2012

Fraser & Neave (F&N) has said it is "considering" an offer from Heineken for its 50% stake in Asia Pacific Breweries, but there is "no certainty" a deal will be done.

ASIA: Heineken bids US$4.07bn to take full control of Asia Pacific Breweries

20 July 2012

Heineken has made a bid to take full control of Asia Pacific Breweries by offering to buy its joint venture partner Fraser and Neave's stake for SGD5.1bn (US$4.07bn).

ASIA: ThaiBev agrees to buy 22% stake in Fraser and Neave

19 July 2012

ThaiBev has agreed to buy a 22% stake in Singapore conglomerate Fraser and Neave (F&N) for SGD2.78bn (US$2.21bn), the company has announced.

Comment - Will Heineken move to protect its Tiger?

18 July 2012

Few thrive on uncertainty, particularly businesses. Dutch brewer Heineken must be feeling that pressure currently, as negotiations take place over a deal involving its joint venture, Asia Pacific Breweries (APB).

ASIA: ThaiBev confirms talks over Fraser and Neave stake buy

18 July 2012

ThaiBev, the sister company of TCC Group, has confirmed it is in talks to acquire a stake in Fraser and Neave and its subsidiary, Asia Pacific Breweries.

ASIA: Asia Pacific Breweries break-up threat in wake of deal - analyst

18 July 2012

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), the joint venture between Heineken and Fraser and Neave, could face being broken up if another brewer gains a stake, an analyst has warned.

ASIA: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corps in talks to sell Fraser and Neave stake

17 July 2012

A mystery bidder has made an offer to buy Oversea-Chinese Banking Corps (OCBC) and Great Eastern Holdings' (GEH) combined stake in Fraser and Neave and Asia Pacific Breweries.

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