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Why Heineken is buying Brasil Kirin - The data 13 Feb 2017

Earlier today, Heineken announced that it will purchase Kirin Holdings' Brazilian beer and soft drinks assets for just over US$705m. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at Brazil's beer market and the rationale behind the deal.


Heineken’s Brazil play – good for Heineken, good for Brazil? - Analysis 25 Jan 2017

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to buy Brasil Kirin offers cause for optimism not only for the Netherlands-based brewer specifically, but also for the country's beer category more broadly.


Brazil puts better-for-you beverages to the test - Research in Focus 30 Jun 2016

Alll eyes are on Brazil at the moment as the country gears up for the Rio Olympics. Euromonitor International's senior beverage analyst, Hope Lee, looks at which brands and categories can win in Brazil's beverage market over the next few years. 


Brazil still in the game for Anheuser-Busch InBev - just On Call 31 Jul 2015

Brazil still offers a tremendous amount of opportunity, according to Anheuser-Busch InBev’s CEO Carlos Brito.


just On Call - SABMiller sticks at premium rather than Brazil twist 22 Jun 2015

SABMiller has chosen a high-end positioning for its presence in Brazil over making an acquisition in the country.

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Heineken seals Brasil Kirin buy 1 Jun 2017

Heineken has completed its EUR664m (US$744m) acquisition of Kirin's struggling Brazilian operations.


Kirin ends sorry Brazil saga with Heineken bargain-basement sale 13 Feb 2017

Heineken has successfully completed its recently-confirmed discussions with Kirin Holdings, with the European brewer set to acquire Kirin's Brazilian operations for almost half the price the Japanese firm paid in 2011.


Heineken confirms talks to buy Kirin's troublesome Brazilian assets 20 Jan 2017

Heineken has confirmed that it is in "ongoing" discussions with Kirin Holdings over the possible acquisition of the Japanese group's Brazilian brewing operations.


Kirin Holdings offloads Brazil's Macacu Bebidas plant to AmBev 3 Nov 2016

Kirin Holdings has agreed to sell one of its Brazilian production facilities to AmBev.


Coca-Cola FEMSA heads south in Brazil with Vonpar purchase 26 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola FEMSA has upped its presence in Brazil through the acquisition of privately-owned bottler Vonpar.


Heineken silent on Kirin's Brazil unit purchase talk 15 Aug 2016

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is on course to buy Kirin's Brazil operations.


"We continue to be bullish on Brazil" - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 1 Aug 2016

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said the company remains committed to Brazil, despite continued struggles in the market. 


The Coca-Cola Co moves into coffee bean market in Brazil 18 Jul 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has entered the coffee bean market in Brazil as it continues to diversify into new beverage opportunities.


The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch InBev halt Brazil soda sales to schools 23 Jun 2016

The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch InBev have agreed to stop selling soda to schools in Brazil in an attempt to combat obesity-related diseases.


AmBev to buy Brazilian soft drinks maker Sucos do Bem 26 Apr 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Brazilian unit, Ambev, has confirmed that it has agreed to purchase domestic soft drinks producer Sucos do Bem.