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United Breweries’ acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle India cleared

 |  March 26, 2012

The Competition Commission of India has cleared United Breweries’ proposed acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle India (SNIPL). SNIPL holds 3.22 percent shares in United Breweries; following the transaction, SNIPL will cease to exist. The purpose of the merger is to consolidate Heineken Group’s shareholding in United Breweries, and to then consolidate Heineken’s presence in India. Heineken Group holds 37.38 percent in United Breweries.

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