CCI approves Heineken’s additional stake buy in United Breweries

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 22, 2021

Heineken International BV to acquire additional equity of up to 16.4% in UBL

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved acquisition of additional equity shareholding by Heineken International BV (HIBV) of United Breweries Limited (UBL).

The proposed transaction relates to HIBV’s potential acquisition of additional equity stake up to a maximum of about 16.40 per cent shareholding in UBL, an official release said.

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HIBV is an investment holding company and is itself not engaged in any business activity. It is a direct/ indirect shareholder for all non-Dutch companies that form part of the Heineken Group.

Heineken Group is an international group of companies engaged in the production, manufacture, packaging, distribution, marketing and sale of beer, non-alcoholic beer, cider and cider-based beverages, and a range of other beverages.

UBL is a public limited company incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 and is principally engaged in the manufacture, sale and distribution of beer in India. UBL’s shares are listed on the BSE Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited, the release added.

Published on June 22, 2021

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