The trend of complication of Russian beer market is going on and in several directions at the same time. The range has got wider, the import and small segments are growing, namely craft beer, alcohol-free beer and special flavor beer. At the same time, all ex-mega brands and light lagers by Russian brewers are experiencing a decline of their shares. AB InBev Efes, Heineken, MBC and Pivzavod Trekhsosenskiy have exceeded the market, Carlsberg was developing slower than the market and Ochakovo as well as some other mid-sized breweries have been cutting down their volumes. To a big extent brewers’ performance was connected to their ability to reach agreement with networks, sacrifice their margin and enter new markets. Craft brewers are facing a serious danger of producers’ registration introduction – de facto licensing. ...
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Beer market of Kazakhstan acquired both traits of East European countries and South Eastern Asia taking a transitional position between them by many criteria and consumption style. Yet there is a positive trend in beer production which differs Kazakhstan from most of the neighboring countries. The market has remained consolidated in the hands of two international players because of its small size. However, it faces dynamic processes such as fast growth of draft beer sales, up and downs of regional companies and Carlsberg Group’s ultimate expansion. Excessive mainstream segment has declined over the recent years, yet, Zhigulevskoe and national brands with regional links have yielded their positions to a range of new products. In our review special attention was paid to regional analysis of the markets. In 14 regions of Kazakhstan we compared the companies’ positions, the market price segmentation and DIOT channel development. Besides we have compared the beer market of Kazakhstan to neighboring countries. ...
Cheers to Pinsents and TLT as they guide Molson Coors brewery deal
TLT acted for the Sharp’s shareholders, including former owners Nick Baker and Joe Keohane. The firm acted for the latter on his 2003 buyout of the brewery, which makes Doom Bar Bitter.
TLT corporate partner Andrew Webber led the deal, with support from the real estate leisure team featuring partner Julian Mant.
Birmingham-based corporate finance partner David Stevenson led the Pinsents team advising Molson Coors, which already lists Carling, Grolsch a nd Corona among its brands.
Webber said: “TLT has worked?alongside?the brewery’s entrepreneurial owners Nick and Joe for a number of years, and it’s great to see their plans to build Sharp’s into a national brand come to fruition.
“This transaction represents a great opportunity for Sharp’s to grow its brands internationally, both in volume and distribution.”
He added: “It was a deal that was quite sensitive, with it being an exit for our clients, so it needed to be managed carefully.”
Webber went on to say that he expected the former owners, who held stakes in food companies prior to buying Sharp’s, to look for further investment opportunities following the exit.
Molson Coors has used a range of legal advisers in the past, including Kirkland & Ellis and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in the US, and Herbert Smith, which acted on its purchase of a majority stake in Cobra in 2009, in the UK.
14 Фев. 2011