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.
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, 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.
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.
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)
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