Carlsberg A/S, Russia’s biggest brewer, may raise its profit forecast for the year, according to Nomura analysts, who said an improvement in SABMiller Plc’s second-quarter sales in the country indicates a market recovery.
Heineken NV, the world’s third- biggest brewer, offered as much as $6 billion for full control of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd. to prevent one of Thailand’s richest men from muscling in on a vital emerging-market asset.
SABMiller Plc said Alan Clark will succeed Graham Mackay as chief executive officer earlier than planned after the man who led the company to become the world’s second-biggest brewer was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Carlsberg AS , the maker of Baltika beer, is confident of growing market share in Russia as it bets on a recovery in 2011 whilst preparing to raise beer prices in the face of rising costs and a tax increase.
Carlsberg A/S, the world’s fourth- biggest brewer, will offer to buy as much as 2.9 billion yuan ($466 million) of shares in Chongqing Brewery Co. as it seeks to tighten its grip on the Chinese beermaker.