Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s companies gave their support to Heineken NV’s offer for Fraser & Neave Ltd’s beer business, paving the way for him to take control of the conglomerate’s other assets.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world’s biggest brewer, will place Corona Extra alongside Budweiser after it agreed to acquire the remaining 50 percent of Corona maker Grupo Modelo SAB for $20.1 billion in cash.
SABMiller Plc, the world’s second- largest brewer by volume, said the head of its European unit will succeed Graham Mackay as chief executive officer after naming the current CEO as the successor to Chairman Meyer Kahn.
In building SABMiller Plc from Africa’s biggest brewer to the world’s second-largest by volume, Chief Executive Officer Graham Mackay has earned a reputation for not paying too much for purchases. His desire to snare Foster’s Group Ltd. will test that discipline.
Unilever , the world’s second-biggest consumer goods maker, agreed to sell its Italian frozen-foods unit to a group led by Birds Eye Iglo for 805 million euros ($1.04 billion) as it focuses on building international brands.