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Tag Archives: Mergers and acquisitions

• Sapporo Looks to Increase North American Output

Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (2501.TO) is mapping out strategies–possibly involving mergers and acquisitions or setting up a new plant–to meet rising demand for premium beer in the U.S. and Canada. In Asia, meanwhile, it is expanding its beer and soft drink business through a recent tie-up with unlisted Pokka Corp. “We will make a decision on […]

• Consolidation pays big dividends for big brewers

A new Rabobank report suggests that the consolidation strategy employed by the biggest global brewers is paying dividends. Over the past decade the competitive landscape at the top of the beer market has been marked by considerable merger and acquisition activity. The end rest is much greater concentration at the top so that by 2009 […]