Analysis: Suntory paid 'fair' price for Beam

|About: Suntory Beverage & Food L... (STBFY)|By:, SA News Editor

Analysts see the 25% premium that Suntory (STBFY) paid to acquire Beam (BEAM +24.3%) as a fair price that might limit any other bidders from jumping in.

For Suntory, the deal is all about bourbon and striking a presence in the United States. After sitting with a market share of less than 1%, Suntory will suddenly be a major player in the U.S.