Monthly Archives: May 2021

Heineken in talks to buy majority of Distell

In an investment announcement today (18 May), Distell confirmed that shareholders of Dutch brewing company Heineken have approached the company for the purchase of the majority of its business. The two firms have begun talks regarding a potential deal, however both companies said there is “no certainty that an agreement will be reached”. Distell continued: “Shareholders are advised to exercise

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American whiskey producers welcome EU tariff freeze

In a joint statement yesterday (17 May), representatives from the EU and US said they were beginning talks to address the trade conflicts over the global steel and aluminium industry that have resulted in tariffs on American whiskey, among other products. As part of these discussions, they agreed to halt the 50% tariff on American whiskey that would have come

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