Distell Group

Heineken offers Distell Nigeria unit to Nigerian Breweries in Africa shake-up

Heineken is seeking to restructure its business in Africa with the offer of an 80% stake in Distell Wines &…

Beverage M&A round-up, March 2023 – what Just Drinks thinks

Kirin’s New Belgium Brewing to buy Constellation Brands facility New Belgium Brewing, the US beer maker owned by Japan’s Kirin Holdings,…

Distell deal “economically unviable” without Savanna and Hunter’s brands, Heineken tells competition tribunal

Heineken has reportedly said if it cannot buy both Hunter’s and Savanna as part of its deal to acquire Distell…

Anheuser-Busch InBev ‘objects to Heineken’s Distell takeover, wants more cider brands sold’

South African Breweries (SAB), the local subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has reportedly objected to Heineken’s takeover of Distell. SAB voiced…

Heineken gets green light for Distell takeover – with conditions

Heineken has received competition clearance for its takeover of South Africa wine-and-spirits group Distell – but with strings attached. South…

South Africa drives Distell in half-year as Heineken purchase progresses – results data

Six-month sales climb 11.6% to ZAR17.8bn (US$1.18bn)South Africa up 22.9% in six months to end of December as pandemic restrictions…

Why Heineken’s Distell Group swoop would be all about South Africa – analysis

Foremost among them is: What does a 157-year-old brewer want with a company that owns a range of assets including…

What are Heineken’s plans for Africa? – focus

Heineken has sold beer in Africa since 1900, and the continent has helped shape the global ambitions of the Netherlands-based…

Heineken in talks with Distell Group – But, who is Distell Group? – analysis

When Distell's CEO, Richard Rushton, sat down with just-drinks in 2019, he admitted the company had had a reputation for operating "under…

Why Distell purchase would not make Heineken a spirits or wine player – comment

Heineken is a brewer. Distell is... well, pretty much everything in alcohol. As rival brewers have embarked on their explicit…