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January 17, 2008

The consortium of brewing giants Carlsberg and family-owned Heineken has finally entered into negotiations with fellow brewery Scottish & Newcastle in relation to a possible takeover bid.

The consortium of brewing giants Carlsberg and family-owned Heineken has finally entered into negotiations with fellow brewery Scottish & Newcastle in relation to a possible takeover bid. The consortium’s offer will be €10.80 per share, which is the minimum amount that S&N would consider, and values the firm at €10.18 billion.

November 1, 2007

Brewery giants Heineken, owned by the Heineken family, and Carlsberg have formed a consortium in order to make a proposal offer to fellow brewery group Scottish & Newcastle

Brewery giants Heineken, owned by the Heineken family, and Carlsberg have formed a consortium in order to make a proposal offer to fellow brewery group Scottish & Newcastle (S&N).

The S&N board has rejected the initial offer of 720p per share and has refused to enter into any discussions with the consortium.

The consortium has said in a statement that it "strongly believes that its proposal is strategically compelling and that a recommended transaction is in the best interests of S&N's shareholders."

May 1, 2004

The prospect of an infusion of cash can be tantalising for family firms considering a share float. But are families willing to shoulder the regulatory scrutiny that follows an IPO? Adam Knight reports

Adam Knight is a freelance financial journalist specialising in family business.

The prospect of an infusion of cash can be tantalising for family firms considering a share float. But are families willing to shoulder the regulatory scrutiny that follows an IPO? Adam Knight reports

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