Heineken buys stake in Oedipus

Amsterdam microbrewery the latest in a line of recent partial acquisitions. Beer drinkers of the Netherlands can't help but notice the use Heineken has made of its stakes in formerly independent breweries. Heineken properties and joint ventures like Lagunitas and Beavertown have become more commonplace on bars where craft beer is part of the offer. The Dutch giant has now turned its eye closer to home, snapping up a "minority stake" in the Oedipus brewery. This phrasing tends to mean ...
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Spanish microbrewery La Cibeles part acquired by Heineken

Madrid brewery sells 51% to Dutch multinational Heineken's Spanish operation has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Madrid's La Cibeles craft brewery. This marks the latest in a long history of Heineken buying roughly half of formerly independent brewing companies, going back to Paulaner in 2002 (since reduced to 30%), Lagunitas in 2015 (since increased to 100%), Brixton in 2017 and Beavertown earlier this year. In the case of La Cibeles, founder David Castro will remain in c...
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Heineken increases grip on Polish beer market

Regional Browar Namysłów purchased for €117m Heineken's Polish operation, Grupa Żywiec, has moved to increase its share of Browar Namysłów, a brewery headquartered in western Poland, near Wrocław. The Dutch multinational already controlled 60% of the company but is now spending zl500m to take total ownership. Namysłów brands Braniewo and Zamkowe will now take their place alongside Żywiec, Warka and Tatra in the local Heineken portfolio. Heineken currently holds second position in the tight...
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Heineken takes minority stake in Beavertown

£40m investment will fund tenfold expansion and new visitor experience. In a blog post on the Beavertown website today, the north London brewery's founder Logan Plant announced new investment by Heineken in his company. The possible deal had been subject to much rumour and speculation in recent weeks. The arrangement is described as "arm's length", and Plant stresses that Beavertown's essential operational independence will not be compromised. He states that this desire to pursue the compa...
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Heineken invests in third South African brewery

Jack Black's cites distribution as the main factor behind the agreement. Heineken has purchased a minority stake in Cape Town craft brewer Jack Black's marking the Dutch giant's third South African acquisition in twelve months. During 2017 it also purchased stakes in Soweto Brewing company and Stellenbrau. The partial-acquisition model followed in the Jack Black's deal is similar to one Heineken recently undertook with Brixton Brewery in London. Announcing the acquisition on the Jack Black...
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