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Russia: Positions of Brewing Companies

The review contains an analysis of interim performance of brewers in the first half of 2019. There are rather dynamic changes behind a modest industry growth. Baltika is again experiencing a stage of volumes and market share slid due to competition with AB InBev Efes. Because of the price competition and presence expansion in the modern trade company #2. has come close to the leading position. At the same time sales of Heineken Russia have continued growing which makes the premium part of the portfolio heavier. The market premiumization trend had been also confirmed by import brands. MBC and Zavod Trekhsosenskiy have been the most successful among federal market players. The market share of independent regional brewers and Ochakovo have continued falling as they are being squeezed out by the market leaders at their competitive fields.

Ukrainian beer market 2019: companies and brands

In 2019 beer production and market have been still fluctuating about zero point. However, the past season was successful for brewers judging by the sales profitability. The price mix has improved due to rapid general market premiumization, as well as its particular aspect, the growth of import beer sales. By the season end AB InBev Efes improved its positions considerably. It turned out that consumers had not forgot Efes brands that had to leave the market, but started to recover rapidly. Against the stagnating market that meant sales decline of other companies, in the first place Carlsberg Group that most of all beneficiated from Efes exiting the market. PPB turned out to be stable to branding activity of its competitor and Obolon kept the same volumes and at the moment it is the absolute leader of the economy segment. The share growth of independent producers took place thanks to leading craft breweries, that so far do not have a big market weight, but they are rapidly gaining it.

Brewing industry in Kazakhstan 2019

During the first half of 2019, the majority of Kazakh brewers made their contribution into positive dynamics. Yet it was companies of the lower division, not the two transnational leaders that raised their production and sales. The shares of draft beer and aluminum can which is rapidly squeezing glass bottle out of the market, have been growing. The price segmentation has remained stable despite the substantial rise of retail prices and fluctuations of brand market shares, while the borders between segments have become blurred. The main events in the industry have been: the announced revision of the beer excise policy, launch of BeerKhan brand in the strong beer segment, and most important – purchasing assets of Shymkentbeer by Arasan.

AB InBev announces pricing of 1.65 billion USD of Notes

Anheuser-Busch InBev Announces Pricing of 1.65 billion USD of Notes, Consisting of 650 million USD Floating Rate Notes due 2014, 500 million USD 2.875% Notes due 2016 and 500 million USD 4.375% Notes due 2021

Anheuser-Busch InBev Announces Pricing of 1.65 billion USD of Notes, Consisting of 650 million USD Floating Rate Notes due 2014, 500 million USD 2.875% Notes due 2016 and 500 million USD 4.375% Notes due 2021
InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”) (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD), announced today that it has completed the pricing of 1.65 billion USD aggregate principal amount of notes, consisting of 650 million USD aggregate principal amount of floating rate notes due 2014, 500 million USD aggregate principal amount of fixed rate notes due 2016 and 500 million USD aggregate principal amount of fixed rate notes due 2021. The notes will bear interest at an annual rate of 55 basis points above three-month LIBOR for the floating rate notes, 2.875% for the 2016 notes, and 4.375% for the 2021 notes. The notes will mature on 27 January 2014 in the case of the floating rate notes, 15 February 2016 in the case of the 2016 notes and 15 February 2021 in the case of the 2021 notes. The issuance is expected to close on 27 January 2011, subject to customary closing conditions.
The notes will be issued by Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide Inc. (the “Issuer”) and will be fully, unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, Brandbrew S.A., Cobrew NV/SA and Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of the Issuer and will rank equally with all other existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated debt obligations of the Issuer.
The notes are denominated in U.S. dollars, and both principal and interest will be paid in U.S. dollars as further described in the preliminary prospectus supplement dated 24 January 2011 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and available on www.sec.gov. Interest will be paid semi-annually in arrears on 15 August and 15 February starting on 15 August 2011, for the fixed rate notes. Interest will be paid quarterly in arrears on 27 January, 27 April, 27 July and 27 October, beginning on 27 April 2011, for the floating rate notes. The net proceeds of the offering will be used for general corporate purposes. The notes were offered as a registered offering under AB InBev’s shelf registration statement filed on Form F-3 with the SEC on 21 September 2010.

AB InBev

25 Янв. 2011



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