Heineken will have to cough up for Remgro to sell Distell

The brewing behemoth may be prepared to pay a premium to take on archenemy AB InBev properly for the first time in SA

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Superficially, Heineken’s courting of Distell makes little immediate sense. Heineken is the world’s second-largest brewer behind AB InBev, while Distell is a wines, spirits and ready-to-drink (RTD) supplier and distributor with operations mainly in South Africa but also some whisky interests in Scotland. ..

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