Asahi closing in on 1 billion pounds StarBev deal – sources

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Japanese brewer Asahi is finalising the purchase of eastern European brewer StarBev from private equity owner CVC Capital Partners CVC.UL in a deal likely to be worth around $3 billion (1 billion pounds), people familiar with the matter said. (more…)

Beer Business (Pivnoe Delo) #1-2012

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Russian beer producers database 561 enterprises Russia: results of 2011, forecast for 2012 Industry and Market in Figures Forecast for 2012 Companies’ Positions Carlsberg Group AB InBev Heineken Efes SABMiller

Brewers Association: Craft Brewing Volume Hops 13 Percent

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The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent brewers, today released 2011 data on U.S. craft brewing1. Craft brewers saw volume rise 13 percent, with a 15 percent increase in retail sales from 2010 to 2011, representing a total barrel increase of 1.3 million. (more…)

SNIPL, UBL receive merger approval

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has cleared the proposed integration of Scottish & Newcastle India (SNIPL), owned by Heineken Group, with Vijay Mallya-led liquor business United Breweries (UBL). (more…)

San Miguel 2011 Net Profit PHP17.5 Billion; Down 13%

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San Miguel Corp. (SMC.PH) said Wednesday its 2011 net profit declined 13%, as larger extraordinary gains in the previous year offset the surge in revenue due to the conglomerate’s diversification into energy-related businesses. (more…)