China’s expanding taste for wine drives Carlyle’s latest deal

Carlyle is tapping the expanding Chinese wine market as the private equity firm agrees to acquire Australia’s Accolade Wines for a reported AUD 1bn. 

Asahi Group says “cheers” to Peroni & Grolsch

A consequence of AB InBev’s ongoing proposed USD 131bn takeover of SABMiller was that some of the SABMiller businesses should be sold off in order to satisfy regulatory requirements and allow the deal to close.

USD 131bn buys you a whole of lot of beer!

Yesterday's announcement that Anheuser-Busch InBev will acquire SABMiller brings together the world's two largest beer makers in terms of revenue and the resulting business will be responsible for about 30 per cent of the world's beer production.

Whiskey companies start to reach the "age" to be distilled

Like good whiskies and fine wines, M&A deals can take a considerable time to develop. This is apparent in the case of three acquisitions targeting whiskey producers, which look to be nearing the announced stage.

Can Tequila prove to be another successful shot for Diageo and P Diddy?

Sean “Diddy” Combs has taken celebrity endorsement to a new level with his latest venture into the world of M&A.