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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

SAB shareholders granted AB InBev vote split 23 Aug 16

Olly Wehring

SABMiller’s shareholders will be split into two camps to vote next month on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed takeover.


Heineken silent on Kirin's Brazil unit purchase 15 Aug 16

Andy Morton

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


SABMiller's CUB head sets departure date 12 Aug 16

Andy Morton

SABMiller has confirmed its Carlton and United Breweries CEO, Ari Mervis, will leave the Australian unit after the Anheuser-Busch InBev takeover.


MillerCoors snaps up Revolver Brewing  11 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

MillerCoors has made its third craft brewery purchase in as many weeks, with a majority stake in Granbury, Texas-based Revolver Brewing.


Carlsberg sells Malawi brewery stake 10 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg has agreed to divest its 59% share of brewing and bottling facility Carlsberg Malawi to Castel Group. 


Accolade silent on sale speculation 10 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

Accolade Wines has refused to be drawn on a report linking it to a sale to Chinese investors.

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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