Molson Coors to buy Starbev

The US maker of Carling lager, Molson Coors Brewing has agreed to buy European brewer StarBev for €2.65 billion.

3rd April, 2012
Molson Coors to buy Starbev
The Molson Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado.

The US maker of Carling lager, Molson Coors Brewing has agreed to buy European brewer StarBev for €2.65 billion.

The acquisition will see Molson Coors add beer brands such as Staropramen to its stable and provide a route into central and eastern Europe. The acquisition from private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners and StarBev management will help Denver-based Molson Coors expand outside its main regions of North America and Britain, where high unemployment and aggressive competition...

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