KKR (KKR) could be set for a hefty profit from South Korean portfolio company Oriental Brewery,...

|About: KKR (KKR)|By:, SA News Editor

KKR (KKR) could be set for a hefty profit from South Korean portfolio company Oriental Brewery, with tobacco firm KT&G Corp (KTCIY.OB) reportedly considering a $3B bid for a business that KKR bought for $1.8B in 2009 from AB InBev (BUD). The Belgian company has the right to buy back Oriental Brewery, which has become South Korea's top beer maker under KKR's stewardship, within five years.