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Beer giant Heineken to buy S.Africa’s Distell in $2.6 billion deal By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Heineken beers are seen on a manufacturing line on the Heineken brewery in Jacarei, Brazil, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

(Reuters) -Heineken will buy Distell Group Holdings in a deal that values the South African drinks maker at about 40.1 billion rand ($2.62 billion), Distell stated on Monday.

Distell stated the deal values its total enterprise at 180 rands per share, a reduction of 1.42% to the inventory’s Friday closing.

In a separate launch, Heineken (OTC:) stated it additionally meant to take management of regional associate Namibian Breweries Ltd (NBL), which together with Distell shall be mixed to the Dutch brewer’s South African operations.

The proposed acquisition from NBL of its 25% stake in Heineken South Africa (HSA) values HSA at about 1.5 billion euros ($1.72 billion), the Dutch agency stated.

Distell’s deal talks with Heineken, the world’s second largest beer maker, had been first introduced in May.

Distell didn’t pay a dividend for the monetary 12 months ended June 30, as a situation to Heineken’s takeover proposal.

In August, Distell reported a greater than three-fold rise in its headline earnings per share – the principle revenue measure in South Africa as the corporate recovered from a prolonged coronavirus-related ban on alcohol gross sales in its house market.

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