M&A Deal Summary

SABMiller Acquires Carlton & United Breweries

On December 1, 2011, SABMiller plc acquired beverages company Carlton & United Breweries for 10.1B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is SABMiller’s 6th transaction in the Beverages sector.
  • This is SABMiller’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is SABMiller’s 2nd transaction in Australia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-12-01
Target Carlton & United Breweries
Sector Beverages
Buyer(s) SABMiller plc
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 10.1B USD

Target

Carlton & United Breweries

Victoria, Australia
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Carlton & United Breweries is Australia’s largest brewer, with more than 50% market share of the off-premise beer category. Carlton & United Breweries has an alcohol beverage sales team of significant scale servicing over 17,000 customers across the on-premise and off-premise channels.A national brewing, logistics and sales network delivers to over 20,000 customers including hotels, clubs, liquor stores, restaurants and bars.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

SABMiller plc

London, United Kingdom

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Category Company
Founded 1895
SectorBeverages
Employees70,000
Revenue 16.5B GBP (2015)
DESCRIPTION

SABMiller is a brewer with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 6
Sector (Beverages) 6 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 5
Country (Australia) 2 of 2
Year (2011) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-09-21 Foster's Group Ltd

Melbourne, Australia

Foster's is an Australian brand of lager. The Company was formed in 1889 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Buy AU$11.5B