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just-drinks' Merger & Acquisition database - Mar

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during March....

Accolade and Conviviality - The best and the worst

A supernova of activity, relatively speaking, in the wine industry last week has sent our wine commentator, Chris Losh, into a literary tail...

just-drinks' Merger & Acquisition database - Feb

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during February....

Keurig Dr Pepper - A bit good. A bit bad - Comment

Late last month, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain agreed a merger - in effect an acquisition of the former by the latter -...

Latest Interviews

"Some in the wine industry need to acknowledge that businesses need to make money" - just-drinks talks to CHAMP CEO John Haddock 5 Apr 2018

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Australian private equity group CHAMP announced the divestment of Accolade Wines to The Carlyle Group for AUD1bn (US$768m). The news marks the end of CHAMP's association in wine, which started in 2011 when it bought 80% of Constellation Brands' Australian and UK wine operations for AUD290m (then-US$290m). Having spoken to CHAMP CEO John Haddock at the time of the purchase, it seemed only right for just-drinks to grab him for one final chat, to find out what CHAMP is passing over, why they're selling and what wine lessons the group learnt over the last seven years.


"Money has never burnt a hole in our pocket" - Interview, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part II 8 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

Last month, just-drinks sat down with Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz during a visit to the new Appleton Estate visitors centre to discuss the rum category. While we had him, Kunze-Concewitz broached a number of other subjects including Campari's M&A ambitions, the overheated Irish whiskey category and why a ban on plastic straws may not be the way to solve waste issues.

Latest News

AdVini snaps up majority share in Stellenbosch Vineyards 20 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

French wine firm AdVini has upped its presence in South Africa with a major stake purchase in the country's Stellenbosch Vineyards.


Kirin's Lion Dairy & Drinks unit invests in Remedy Kombucha 20 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Australian unit has made an investment in a kombucha brand.


Anheuser-Busch InBev buys Master of Malt parent, Atom Group 18 Apr 18

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has utilised its ZX Ventures development division to acquire UK-based e-commerce drinks business Atom Group.


Luxco acquires majority interest in Niche Drinks 17 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

US spirits firm Luxco has purchased a controlling interest in Northern Irish liqueur and whiskey company Niche Drinks.


Halewood Wines & Spirits offloads Romanian wine operations to Alexandrion Group 12 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

Romania-based spirits firm Alexandrion Group has agreed to purchase Halewood Wines & Spirits' wine operations in the country.


Mahou San Miguel buys control of Aguas del Valle de La Orotava bottled water firm 12 Apr 18

Andy Morton

Spain's biggest domestic brewer, Mahou San Miguel, has bought a majority stake in bottled mineral water company Aguas del Valle de La Orotava.

Latest blogs

SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.


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?



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