Heineken to sell Finnish arm to Hartwall Capital: report

HELSINKI Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:14am EDT

A plastic container with empty bottles of Heineken beers are pictured among beer kegs outside a restaurant in Singapore August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Chong

A plastic container with empty bottles of Heineken beers are pictured among beer kegs outside a restaurant in Singapore August 29, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Tim Chong

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Dutch brewer Heineken (HEIN.AS) plans to sell its Finnish unit Hartwall to Hartwall Capital, an investment firm owned by the family which started the beverage business, a report said on Friday.

The report in the Finnish business magazine Talouselama cited unnamed sources and gave no deal value.

Hartwall Capital's chairman Tom von Weymar, in the report, was quoted as saying the firm was "eyeing" a purchase but declined to comment further.

(Reporting by Terhi Kinnunen; Editing by Ritsuko Ando)

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