Asahi Group Holdings Ltd (2502.T)
22 Mar 2019
Japanese brewer Asahi Group is buying the British beer business of Fuller, Smith & Turner, seizing the opportunity to further its overseas reach as other companies wrestle with growing uncertainty over Brexit.
* Japan PM Abe has urged orderly Brexit (Adds context, analyst comments, graphic)
Jan 25 British pub operator and brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner said it had agreed to sell its beer business to a European unit of Tokyo-based Asahi for an enterprise value of 250 million pounds ($327 million) on a debt and cash free basis.
Jan 18 U.S.-based private equity firm Carlyle Group and Japan's biggest investment bank Nomura Holdings Inc are planning a joint takeover bid for beer maker Orion Breweries, the Nikkei reported https://s.nikkei.com/2DiAWiH on Friday.