Round-Up - The Sale of Whyte & Mackay

Round-Up - The Sale of Whyte & Mackay

In late-November, Diageo offered to sell the bulk of Whyte & Mackay to head off a competition inquiry in the UK. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the news.

UK: Diageo looks to sell 'bulk' of Whyte & Mackay after OFT ruling

25 November 2013

Diageo has offered to sell the "bulk" of Whyte & Mackay after the UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) concluded that its acquisition of the Glasgow-based Scotch producer could lead to a "substantial lessening" of competition in the whisky market.

UK: Former CEO mulls Whyte & Mackay re-purchase

29 November 2013

Vivian Imerman, the man who sold Whyte & Mackay to Vijay Mallya's UB Group in 2007, has publicly expressed an interest in buying back the Scotch whisky producer from Diageo.

Comment - Whyte & Mackay Sale No Great Shakes for Diageo

26 November 2013

Does Diageo really care that it may have to offload a large chunk of Whyte & Mackay? I have the sneaking suspicion that the firm probably doesn't.

Editor's Viewpoint - Whyte & Mackay: Who's Your Daddy, Now?

25 November 2013

It would seem, then, that Whyte & Mackay is poised to welcome yet another new owner in the months to come.

Comment - Does Whyte & Mackay's New Broom Offer a Glimpse of the Future?

19 September 2013

What is one to make of this week's news that Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay (W&M) has installed former Diageo man Bryan Donaghey as its new chief executive?

Exclusive - UK: Whyte & Mackay appoints former Diageo exec as CEO

18 September 2013

Whyte & Mackay has appointed the former head of Diageo's production business in Scotland as its new CEO, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.

UK: Diageo avoids Whyte & Mackay action until OFT probe ends

13 August 2013

Diageo has confirmed that Whyte & Mackay's (W&M) “independence” will remain and its management kept separate, at least until the UK's competition authority has completed its review.

INDIA/UK: Gruppo Campari floated as buyer for Whyte & Mackay - analyst

12 November 2012

Whyte & Mackay is likely to be sold off in the wake of Diageo's United Spirits deal, with Gruppo Campari a potential buyer of the Glasgow-based business, according to an analyst.

just On Call: Diageo boss 'ambivalent' over possible Whyte & Mackay sell-off

9 November 2012

Diageo boss Paul Walsh has said he is “ambivalent” about the possible prospect of losing Whyte & Mackay to ensure the United Spirits deal goes through.

INDIA: Diageo agrees US$2.05bn deal for United Spirits stake

9 November 2012

Diageo has agreed a deal to acquire a 53.4% controlling stake in United Spirits for INR111.7bn (US$2.05bn), the companies said today.

Comment - Wehring's Way: Diageo and UB Group - Whither Whyte & Mackay?

24 September 2012

As the speculation linking a tie-up between Diageo and the UB Group in India intensifies, it's clearly only a matter of time before a deal is sealed. The main sticking points at this stage of talks between the two will be - obviously – value, and - inevitably – what to do with Whyte & Mackay.

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