The Belgian beer group Anheuser-Busch InBev, world’s biggest brewer, has “wholly” acquired Chinese brewer Siping Ginsber, the spokesperson of AB InBev Karen Couck confirmed to Xinhua on Thursday 24 April 2014]. According to her, AB InBev has recently acquired in Jilin Province (northeast of China) Siping Ginsber Draft Beer Co., which owns the Ginsber brand…Full Article: The Global Times Apr 2014

Key point

  • In March 2014, China’s Ministry of Commerce approved of the acquisition (~US$622 million) of Ginsber, which has a 13% market share in China

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  • In 1997, Anheuser-Busch InBev entered the Chinese market by acquiring Jinling Brewery, which is based in Nanjing, Jiangsu province
  • In 2004, Inbev acquired Harbin Brewery (Heilongjiang province) and Xuejin Brewery (Fujian province) in 2006

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