Kirin to buy stake in San Miguel Brewery

The Japanese brewer sells its stake in San Miguel Brewery's parent company to partially finance the acquisition.

Kirin Holdings, one of Japan's largest brewers, has entered into an agreement with San Miguel Corporation SMC to purchase 43.2% of its domestic beer business, San Miguel Brewery SMB. This is the second time in less than a month that a Japanese company is taking advantage of opportunities overseas to diversify away from its core domestic brewery business.

The total value of the stake is Ps58.93 billion $1.2 billion, comprising approximately 6.6 billion San Miguel Brewery shares at...

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