POLAND: Piwowarska to buy Browary Lubelskie Perla
The principal shareholders in Browary Lubelskie Perla are the Malopolski Browar Strzelec brewery with a 48% stake, and the businessman Hubert Gierowski, who owns 51%.
If the deal goes ahead Piwowarska would become the largest player in the Polish beer market, moving ahead of current market leader, Grupa Zywiec. Piwowarska currently has a 27.6% market share, while Zywiec has a 36.3% share. The third largest player is Carlsberg Okocim with 14.3%.
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