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  1. June 30, 2014

    Brewer M&A: coke problem

    Seven years ago Dill talked to Sage about a joint bid for Saffron. Or, to drop the deal banker code names: Diageo talked to...

  2. beyondbrics

    December 11, 2013

    Heineken: top dog at UB - what now for Mallya?

    Once the self-proclaimed “King of Good Times”, flamboyant Indian bmillionaire tycoon Vijay Mallya has seen his airline...

  1. September 12, 2013

    Return of the Truman show as beer brewed for empire comes home to east London

    It is a beer that disappeared from London nearly 25 years ago, leaving only the faded lettering of its brand on the walls of...

  2. June 11, 2013

    Credit Suisse appoints first woman to lead UK M&A

    Credit Suisse has appointed Madelaine McTernan to lead its UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A) business – the first woman to...

  3. January 2, 2013

    Carlsberg - trouble with brewskis

    Sore heads woke up on new year’s day in Russia to new restrictions on beer sales. No more booze runs after 11pm and the...

  4. August 10, 2012

    Life is no beach for Heineken chief

    If Jean-François van Boxmeer could identify with any sport at the London Olympics, it might just be the beach volleyball....

  5. beyondbrics

    March 29, 2012

    Mallya: good money after bad?

    Why would you sell a large stake in a  very profitable drinks company in one of the world’s biggest markets? If you are...

  6. February 20, 2012

    Carlsberg: to Russia with cash

    Beating a casino is easy – a punter just needs to keep doubling up until he wins. Of course, before he does he may be taken...

  7. February 16, 2012

    L&G employee arrested in trading probe

    A 44-year-old man employed at Legal & General Investment Management, one of the UK’s largest investment firms, has been...

  8. January 15, 2012

    RBS staff consider advisory arm buy-out

    A group of dealmakers at Royal Bank of Scotland, including its head of corporate finance, are considering a management...

  9. beyondbrics

    December 13, 2011

    Carlsberg's China deal goes flat

    For a while it looked as if Carlsberg was going to get an unexpected Christmas bonus from its investment in...

  10. December 11, 2011

    Pub and restaurant M&As seen to surge in 2012

    Pubs, bars and restaurants could experience a significant surge in mergers and acquisition activity in 2012 as private...

  11. December 2, 2011

    RBS sells pubs to Heineken in £400m deal

    Heineken, the Dutch brewer, is increasing its exposure to Britain’s battered pub sector through the £412m acquisition of...

  12. November 8, 2011

    Cider maker C&C set to acquire Hornsby’s

    C&C Group, the Irish maker of ciders including Magners, said it would acquire Hornsby’s, the second-largest US maker by...

  13. August 23, 2011

    Heineken happy to sit out current consolidation

    Jean-François van Boxmeer is happy to stay a wallflower. As the brewing industry embarks on a fresh round of consolidation,...

  14. May 29, 2011

    Drinks groups draw on family strength

    If Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company by revenues, succeeds in acquiring José Cuervo, the family-owned tequila...

  15. May 10, 2011

    The Emerald Isle keeps Ondra busy

    From banking to biotechnology, boutique advisory Ondra Partners has been busy in Ireland recently. Co-founder Michael Tory...

  16. April 13, 2011

    Regions lose out in ‘fire sale’ of land

    Ministers were accused of “outrageous” bias towards London after the government put up for sale about £35m of land and...

  17. March 16, 2011

    M&B chief executive Fowle calls time

    Mitchells & Butlers has ousted Adam Fowle, its chief executive for two years who rode out boardroom turmoil and a...

  18. March 16, 2011

    Fowle in surprise exit from M&B

    Time called: Adam Fowle survived last year’s boardroom turmoil and put in place a new strategy   Adam Fowle has been ousted...

  19. November 9, 2010

    Carlsberg

    The Carlsberg marketing team tried its best. But pictures of scantily clad cheerleaders dancing in front of the brewer’s...

  20. August 25, 2010

    Heineken cautious on austerity programmes

    Heineken reported a jump in first-half net profit on Wednesday despite declining beer volumes and a warning that high...

  21. August 17, 2010

    Carlsberg

    It is a strange world where a Danish brewer, selling beer in more than 150 countries, can raise its full-year profit growth...

  22. June 12, 2010

    Beware the curse of the World Cup profit warning

    Apart from betting on England's exit in the quarter-finals on penalties, you should be careful about relying on the...

  23. June 11, 2010

    Beware the curse of the World Cup profit warning

    Apart from betting on England’s exit in the quarter-finals on penalties, you should be careful about relying on the...

  24. May 12, 2010

    Insider trading: A bigger bite

    Serious and organised: the UK City regulator is increasingly using US-style tactics against market abusers March 23 was...

  25. April 23, 2010

    Not all pub operators are toasting the sector's revival

    A poster plastered outside the JD Wetherspoon in Denmark Hill, south London, gives a good idea of why fortunes are diverging...

  26. April 22, 2010

    Not all pub operators toast sector’s revival

    A poster plastered outside the JD Wetherspoon in Denmark Hill, south London, gives a good idea of why fortunes are diverging...

  27. April 1, 2010

    Seven are charged over insider trading ring

    Seven people were charged yesterday with conspiring to parti-cipate in a £2.5m insider trading ring that made use of...

  28. March 31, 2010

    Seven charged over insider trading ring

    Seven people were charged on Wednesday with conspiring to participate in a £2.5m insider trading ring that made use of...

  29. March 29, 2010

    FSA probe targets trades in S&N deal

    The UK's "largest-ever" investigation into insider trading in the City of London centres on interlinked chains of...

  30. FT Alphaville

    March 29, 2010

    FSA probe targets trades in S&N deal

    The UK’s largest-ever investigation into insider trading in the City centres on interlinked chains of individuals allegedly...

  31. March 29, 2010

    FSA probe targets trades in S&N deal

    The UK’s “largest-ever” investigation into insider trading in the City of London centres on interlinked chains of...

  32. February 19, 2010

    Newkie Brown fan

    Newcastle Brown Ale lovers will be reunited in Dublin, home to C&C, as Sir Brian Stewart , the retired Scottish & Newcastle...

  33. February 17, 2010

    Scots resist drift towards London

    Scottish business has long bemoaned the trend for corporate headquarters to drift south, writes Andrew Bolger .Large...

  34. January 22, 2010

    Demonised drink

    Buckfast, a wine containing sufficient caffeine to give a musk ox palpitations, is the latest tipple to fuel moral panic....

  35. January 12, 2010

    Group moves into Latin America

    Jean-François van Boxmeer, chief executive of Heineken, is not exaggerating when he defines the Dutch brewer's purchase of...

  36. January 11, 2010

    Late developer gains access to new market

    Jean-François van Boxmeer, Heineken chief executive, is not exaggerating when he defines the Dutch brewer’s purchase of the...

  37. January 11, 2010

    Heineken / Femsa

    Emerging markets are where the growth is in beer, and emerging market brewers rarely come up for sale. Plenty of scope,...

  38. December 17, 2009

    Board feud at M&B takes on fresh twist

    The boardroom feud at Mitchells & Butler took a fresh twist yesterday when Joe Lewis, its largest shareholder, put forward...

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