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Will Ball Corp's patience for Rexam be rewarded?

Like all mega takeover deals, Ball Corp's purchase of fellow can maker Rexam has been a long, drawn-out process. It was way back in February...

Will Asia's brewers lead beer's next consolidation

This month, we welcome a new beer commentator to just-drinks. In his first outing, Stephen Beaumont considers whether Asia's brewers are bes...

A-B InBev and its SABMiller divestments - Focus

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several dive...

SABMiller in Cent'l & E Europe - What is for sale?

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the intended sale of SABMiller's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Here's a breakd...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Birra del Borgo's Leonardo Di Vincenzo 5 May 2016

Andy Morton

Last weekend, news broke of yet another craft brewery acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. This time, however, it was not in the US but in Italy.


Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 

Latest News

Heineken signs JV deal in Philippines 27 May 16

Lucy Britner

Heineken International has signed a joint venture agreement with Philippines-based Asia Brewery as it looks to drive premiumisation in the region. 


Kirin's Lion buys New Zealand craft brewer Panhead 27 May 16

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Lion New Zealand unit has agreed to acquire craft brewer Panhead Custom Ales.


Henkell & Co buys rest of Copestick Murray 26 May 16

Olly Wehring

Germany’s Henkell & Co has taken full control of UK-based wine supplier and brand owner Copestick Murray.


Red Bull invests in GoPro, signs global link-up 25 May 16

Andy Morton

Red Bull has taken a stake in mobile video camera maker GoPro as part of a marketing tie-up.


EU clears Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller deal 24 May 16

Lucy Britner

The European Union has approved Anheuser-Busch InBev's US$107bn takeover of SABMiller.


Búcha targets big soda with New Age merger 24 May 16

Andy Morton

Kombucha producer Búcha has said its merger with RTD Xingtea owner New Age Beverages Group will create a functional drinks maker capable of competing with the giants of soft drinks.

Latest blogs

Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?


All AB InBev wants for Christmas is more craft beer buys 23 Dec 15

Andy Morton

As Anheuser-Busch InBev picks up yet another craft brewer ahead of the festive season, you have to wonder about its seemingly scattergun acquisitions strategy. Did the management team get one of those “Beers of the World” boxes at the office Christmas party?

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