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January 14, 2014

Japanese family-controlled drinks giant Suntory has vastly increased its global reach with a historic multi-billion dollar purchase of US whiskey business Beam Inc.

Japanese family-controlled drinks giant Suntory has vastly increased its global reach with a historic multi-billion dollar purchase of US whiskey business Beam Inc.

The $16 billion (€11.7 billion) deal, which still needs approval from Beam shareholders, would add famous US whiskey labels such as Jim Beam and Knob Creek, as well some European names including Courvoisier and Teachers, to Suntory’s stable of brands.

February 8, 2010

Suntory Holdings Ltd, the family-owned Japanese brewing company, announced this morning it has terminated merger talks with rival brewer Kirin.

Suntory Holdings Ltd, the family-owned Japanese brewing company, announced this morning it has terminated merger talks with rival brewer Kirin. 

According to a Suntory statement, the two companies faced a "discrepancy of understanding" particularly over the merger ratio.

November 16, 2009

Suntory Holdings Ltd, the family-owned Japanese brewing company, announced on Friday the completion of its 100% acquisition of Orangina Schweppes Group as it bids to expand overseas.

Suntory Holdings Ltd, the family-owned Japanese brewing company, announced on Friday the completion of its 100% acquisition of Orangina Schweppes Group as it bids to expand overseas.
 
Suntory purchased the soft-drinks manufacturer from Lion Capital LLP and the Blackstone Group, although the actual transaction price has not been made public.  
 

July 21, 2009

Family-owned Japanese brewing company Suntory Holdings Ltd has announced it is in merger talks with rival brewer Kirin Holdings Co.

Family-owned Japanese brewing company Suntory Holdings Ltd has announced it is in merger talks with rival brewer Kirin Holdings Co.
 
The move would allow the two companies, who both enjoy domestic success, to expand to a greater international market. If the merger goes ahead the new company is expected to produce sales of $41 billion and provide competition to the brewing might of businesses such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, which was formed when the Busch family sold up last year.
 

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