Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings may have been slower than its peers to expand abroad, but the company is poised to catch up with a string of acquisitions in western Europe.
Sapporo Holdings is keen to acquire Czech brewer Pilsner Urquell, its president has told just-drinks, but only if the unit is separated from Anheuser-Busch InBev’s other former SABMiller assets.
Japanese Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., and Kirin Holdings Co. are considering bidding for shares of Saigon Beer, Alcohol and Beverage (Sabeco) in the auction expected to be held next month, according to newswire Nikkei.
Kirin Holdings Co. agreed to acquire a minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery, marking a rare investment by an Asian company in the $22 billion U.S. craft lager industry.
Kirin Holdings Co. of Japan has agreed to take a minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery, people familiar with the matter said, in one of the first investments by a Japanese company in a U.S. craft brewer.
Asahi Group Holdings plans to offer more than 500 billion yen ($4.87 billion) for British brewer SABMiller’s beer operations in five Eastern European countries, aiming to firm up its footing on the Continent amid a slew of global market shifts.
Kirin Brewery will partner with Brooklyn Brewery to produce and sell the New York-based company’s popular craft beer in Japan and Brazil starting next year.
While the planned merger of the world’s two biggest beer makers, Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and SABMiller, has brought renewed attention to global consolidation in the industry, Japan has managed to isolate itself from the wave so far.
Japan’s beer makers keep a grip on their home markets while branching out abroad. In an era when Budweiser is sold by a Belgium-based company and California’s Lagunitas IPA is partly Dutch-owned, Japanese beer has remained in Japan’s hands, away … Continue reading
Hitachino Nest’s first and so far only overseas brewery has opened in Fo Tan as the company seeks to tap the vast Chinese market.