UK court says SABMiller shareholders can be split into two classes

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SABMiller shareholders can be treated as two separate groups when they vote on the brewer’s 79 billion pound ($103 billion) takeover by Anheuser Busch InBev, a court in London ruled on Tuesday, granting a request from SAB aimed at making the vote as fair as possible. (more…)

India. Opposition party demands to close 11 liquor shops in Delhi

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Demanding closure of 11 liquor shops allegedly opened against the wishes of locals, Swaraj Abhiyan today stepped up attack on Delhi government saying it will hold a public hearing against one such outlet in the constituency of Culture Minister Kapil Mishra. (more…)

China Resources Beer has bigger M&A fish to fry

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Over the past two decades, China Resources Beer has become the largest player in the Chinese beer market by aggressively snapping up smaller targets. But on Friday, management declared that from now on, it will only pursue big acquisitions. (more…)

Thailand. Born, bred (and perhaps brewed)

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The place looks like a regular house in the suburban Pak Kret district, roughly one-hour drive out of Bangkok. Look closer, however, the house appears unlived, more like a warehouse with some sort of operation going on inside, and a walk round to its backyard reveals five massive hothouses which span 1,600m². (more…)

India. Under Michael Jensen, Carlsberg has more than doubled its business

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For 54-year-old Michael Jensen, who heads Carlsberg in India, it’s not easy to sell products that mostly appeal to consumers half his age. Yet, in his three-year stint as the chief executive of the Danish brewer in India, he has managed to more than double the business to exceed Rs 1,000 crore in calender year 2015. (more…)