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  • Tue, Nov. 8, 11:23 AM
    • Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD +1.2%) has at least six first-round bids in hands for the sale of a group of European beers which include Czech brand Pilsner Urquell and Polish labels Tyskie and Lech, according to Reuters.
    • The company is offloading the assets as part of the regulatory requirement for its merger with SABMiller.
    • The deal could bring in as much as $5.5B.
    • Asahi Group Holdings (OTCPK:ASBRF, OTC:ASBRY) is reported to be one of the bidders.
    | Tue, Nov. 8, 11:23 AM | 1 Comment
  • Wed, Oct. 5, 3:11 AM
    • Asahi (OTC:ASBRY) plans to offer more than ¥500B for SABMiller's (OTCPK:SBMRY) beer business in five Eastern European countries, the Nikkei reports, following the Japanese brewer's deal to buy brands such as Italy's Peroni for €2.55B.
    • SABMiller's business in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania will remain open for bidding after AB InBev acquires the company next week.
    | Wed, Oct. 5, 3:11 AM
  • Wed, Sep. 7, 8:20 AM
    • Beer industry heavyweights Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY), Asahi Group Holdings (OTC:ASBRY), and Kirin Holdings (OTCPK:KNBWY, OTC:KNBWF) are in the group of active bidders for Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp.
    • Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp. (known as Sabeco) is the largest beer seller in Vietnam with a 40% market share. The Vietnamese government holds a stake of 89.5% in the company.
    • The deal price could end up north of the $2B mark.
    | Wed, Sep. 7, 8:20 AM | 1 Comment
  • Wed, May 18, 5:15 AM
    • The brewer is warning it will continue to face foreign exchange volatility, after posting an 8% fall in full year revenue.
    • However, the maker of Miller Lite and Castle Lager saw beer volumes rise 2%, thanks to strong sales in Africa and Latin America.
    • Separately, Asahi (OTC:ASBRY) has also ruled out bidding for certain SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY) assets amid its mega merger with AB Inbev.
    | Wed, May 18, 5:15 AM | 6 Comments
  • Tue, Apr. 19, 3:32 AM
    • Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) has accepted Asahi Group Holdings' (OTCPK:ASBRF) offer to buy the Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands for €2.55B ($2.9B), clearing another hurdle in its efforts to win regulatory approval for the $100B-plus takeover of SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY).
    • The purchase is conditional on the SABMiller deal going through, AB InBev said in a statement. The companies announced on Feb. 10 that Asahi had made a binding offer.
    | Tue, Apr. 19, 3:32 AM | 4 Comments
  • Wed, Feb. 10, 3:12 AM
    • Asahi Group Holdings (OTCPK:ASBRF) has agreed to buy SABMiller's (OTCPK:SBMRY) Peroni and Grolsch beer brands, which are seen as necessary MegaBrew casualties due to Anheuser-Busch's (NYSE:BUD) deep penetration in Europe.
    • Asahi, Japan's biggest brewer with 38% market share, is likely to pay over ¥400B ($3.5B) for the two labels, Nikkei reports.
    • An earlier line-up of bidders for Peroni and Grolsch included several private equity firms, conglomerates and other brewers.
    • Previously: Asahi ready to strike for Grolsch and Peroni (Jan. 11 2016)
    | Wed, Feb. 10, 3:12 AM | 3 Comments
  • Feb. 21, 2012, 4:00 PM

    Anheuser-Busch (BUD) - on the lookout for assets in faster-growing markers - is eying up Czech brewer StarBev in a deal that could be valued as high as $3B. The brewer is owned by CVC Capital Partners, which took it private in late 2009. Others with interest: SABMiller (SBMRY.PK), Heineken (HINKY.PK), and Molson Coors (TAP).

    | Feb. 21, 2012, 4:00 PM