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SABMiller case study


SABMiller is one of the world’s largest brewers with brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents.

Its wide portfolio of brands includes premium international beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch as well as leading local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie

Having advised SABMiller since before its listing on the London Stock Exchange in 1999, we work closely with the highly acquisitive brewerrsquo;s in-house legal, corporate finance and treasury teams on a wide array of corporate, M&A, finance, IP, tax and litigation matters throughout Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia

Recent work includes:

  • Advising on the disposal of its US$1bn interest in Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited.
  • Advising on its US$1.9bn strategic alliance with Anadolu Efes.
  • Advising on the financing of its acquisition of Foster's Group Ltd.
  • Advising on a US$7 billion bond financing.
  • Advising on a broad based black economic empowerment deal in its South African business, The South African Breweries Limited (SAB).
  • Advising on the joint venture between Miller Brewing Company and Coors Brewing Company to form MillerCoors.
  • Advising on a dispute over the production and distribution of certain beer brands in Tanzania.

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