Search for Paul Walsh and
  1. April 15, 2014

    Existential angst for Imperial Tobacco

    Imperial Tobacco plans to close a Nantes factory best-known for producing Gauloises, cigarettes that once imbued the most...

  2. January 6, 2014

    Pallet maker RM2’s firm platform on debut

    A Luxembourg-based pallet maker backed by the former bosses of Marks and Spencer and Diageo made a strong stock market debut...

  1. June 20, 2013

    Ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh is Compass Group’s chairman

    Paul Walsh is poised to switch his attentions from the drinks cabinet to catering, after the former chief executive of...

  2. May 27, 2013

    Diageo closer to control of India’s United Spirits

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by sales, has moved a step closer to securing control of Indian peer United Spirits...

  3. FT Alphaville

    May 7, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Walsh’s record at Diageo, charted: Paul took a moment to consider the record of Paul...

  4. FT Alphaville

    May 7, 2013

    Walsh's record at Diageo, charted

    Usually, when a chief executive of note retires after an extended tenure, the valedictories talk about corporate growth....

  5. May 7, 2013

    Organic growth to top Menezes’ agenda at Diageo

    When Paul Walsh hands over the baton to Ivan Menezes, he will also set the seal on an era that transformed Diageo from a...

  6. January 31, 2013

    Barclays case could rattle bigwigs

    Barclays’ shady past always threatens to overshadow the bright vision of the future envisaged by Antony Jenkins. The UK...

  7. January 31, 2013

    Diageo price rises offset Europe weakness

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, is to launch its own tequila brand after failing to clinch a deal with the family...

  8. December 14, 2012

    Diageo gives up pursuit of Jose Cuervo

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by sales, this week pulled the plug on its protracted and complex talks to buy Jose...

  9. December 11, 2012

    Diageo calls time on talks to buy Cuervo

    Negotiations took place over years, on three continents and in at least two languages, but ultimately Diageo quit the table...

  10. beyondbrics

    October 17, 2012

    Diageo: spirited growth in EMs

    Diageo, the drinks producer behind brands such as Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, is booming in emerging markets. Q1 sales...

  11. September 25, 2012

    Mallya may sell whisky stake to Diageo

    The worsening financial woes of Vijay Mallya, the Indian drinks baron, are pushing him closer to selling a strategic stake...

  12. September 25, 2012

    Libor: BBA does the decent thing

    How English. A chair. A table. A glass of whisky. Beside it, a smoking revolver. Members of the British Bankers’ Association...

  13. beyondbrics

    September 25, 2012

    Diageo/Mallya: deal or no deal?

    embed1 What’s going on in the so-called negotiations between Indian entrepreneur Vijay Mallya and Diageo over Diageo...

  14. September 5, 2012

    Diageo chief’s pay more than doubles

    Paul Walsh, chief executive of Diageo, pocketed £11.2m in pay in the year to June 30 – more than double the amount he took...

  15. August 23, 2012

    Diageo – spirited performance

    Scotch on the rocks? On the contrary: it is doing very nicely. Full-year results from Diageo suggest that the world cannot...

  16. August 23, 2012

    Diageo may take a shot at making tequila

    Diageo, the world’s biggest drinks company by sales, has drawn up contingency plans to keep a tequila in its drinks cabinet...

  17. June 6, 2012

    Groups’ investment in distilleries brings jobs

    Whisky is having a moment. The world’s two biggest spirits groups, Diageo and France’s Pernod Ricard, are both ramping up...

  18. June 6, 2012

    Diageo to invest £1bn in Scotch whisky

    Diageo is set to invest more than £1bn over five years in Scotch whisky production, unveiling plans to build up to two new...

  19. May 27, 2012

    Diageo faces José Cuervo struggle

    There is a knack to harvesting agave, says Ismael. Silhouetted against Mexico’s mid-morning sun, the life-long employee of...

  20. May 16, 2012

    Multinationals act to mitigate euro risk

    Multinationals have been sweeping euros out of their accounts daily to limit their risk in the event of an overnight...

  21. beyondbrics

    March 21, 2012

    Diageo: the long view on baijiu

    When it comes to selling things that take years to mature – like premium cognacs or Scotch whiskies – it pays to take the...

  22. March 18, 2012

    Diageo steps up pressure on Jose Cuervo

    Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company by sales, is stepping up the pressure on the family owners of tequila maker Jose...

  23. February 9, 2012

    Diageo cautious despite boost in sales

    Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by revenues, surpassed its own medium-term growth targets in the first half – despite...

  24. November 17, 2011

    Diageo chief focuses on premium brands

    US consumers are trading up to premium liquor, in spite of anxiety about a tepid economy, as they look to lift their spirits...

  25. October 19, 2011

    Diageo beats expectations with sales up 9%

    Diageo, the world’s biggest spirits group, impressed analysts by pulling off organic net sales growth of 9 per cent in the...

  26. September 13, 2011

    Africa: Food groups aim expansion recipes at local consumers

    Africa is the new China. Where once multinationals made it a badge of honour to discuss their Chinese operations – often...

  27. August 25, 2011

    Emerging markets growth cheers Diageo

    Diageo has broken with tradition to set bold medium-term targets for growth – underlining confidence at the world’s biggest...

  28. May 25, 2011

    Diageo moves to revamp structure

    Diageo, the international spirits group, is shaking up its operational structure as it shifts more cash and resources from...

  29. May 5, 2011

    Asia boosts Diageo and Pernod Ricard

    Drinkers returned to the fold in recent months, driving robust organic growth in sales for spirits producers Diageo of the...

  30. February 21, 2011

    Diageo in £1.3bn Turkish spirits deal

    Diageo, the producer of Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka, has made its first billion-pound acquisition in a decade...

  31. February 10, 2011

    Diageo’s spirits damped by western Europe

    Western Europe spoilt the party for Diageo as the premium drinks maker reported falling sales in the region even as North...

  32. February 9, 2011

    Top tips for buying MPPI

    . MPPI covers monthly mortgage payments for a set period if the borrower becomes unemployed or prevented from working...

  33. February 3, 2011

    Interview: ‘We are driven to do the right thing’

    Cuna CEO Paul Walsh: ‘It is the brightest people we are competing for’ Paul Walsh has experienced financial services from...

  34. December 30, 2010

    New distillery toasts Scotch’s global reach

    Diageo, the international drinks group, has opened the doors of a £40m distillery on Speyside – the first large malt whisky...

  35. November 30, 2010

    Browne lines up key business figures

    Justin King and Ian Cheshire are among some of the big business names Lord Browne has approached to inject commercial acumen...

  36. November 12, 2010

    Small deals but big connections made in China

    When David Cameron flew to Beijing this week at the head of a phalanx of ministers and corporate leaders, it was unlikely...

  37. October 14, 2010

    Diageo says Greece and Spain drinking less

    Hard-hit Greek and Spanish consumers appear to have refrained from drowning their sorrows in international alcohol following...

  38. October 9, 2010

    Patriotism misses the point about companies’ obligations

    The inaugural meeting of David Cameron’s business advisory group is several weeks away, but already the agenda might be...

Search for Paul Walsh and