SABMiller’s board will review its $107bn (€97.19bn) merger deal with Anheuser Busch InBev once all regulatory approvals have been secured, its chairman said yesterday.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2016
Beer giant SABMiller turned up the heat in its takeover battle with rival Anheuser-Busch InBev as it said a sweetened bid from the Budweiser brewer "substantially undervalues" the business.
Wed, 07 Oct, 2015
The world’s largest brewer wanted to keep the biggest deal of the year under wraps. Market chatter and the UK’s unique takeover rules got in the way.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
Former Bank of Ireland governor Richard Burrows is to become chairman of global tobacco giant British American Tobacco (BAT), it was announced today.
Wed, 19 Aug, 2009
BRITISH American Tobacco’s decision to appoint the former governor of the Bank of Ireland, Richard Burrows, as chairman of the world’s second largest cigarette manufacturer could get a hostile reception from the markets.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2009
Upbeat economic news from the US failed to drag London’s FTSE 100 Index out of the red today.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2009
Cigarette maker British American Tobacco (BAT) said today impressive growth from its key global brands helped boost profits.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2006
British American Tobacco today said it had enjoyed a strong start to 2006, but currency swings meant it would be tough to sustain such a positive performance.
Wed, 03 May, 2006
British American Tobacco today said it was heading for a highly satisfactory year after volumes of its top four brands rose 9% in the first nine months of this year.
Thu, 27 Oct, 2005
Prime Minister Tony Blair met Chinese President Hu Jintao today at the start of a China-European Union summit focused on boosting trade and tackling global warming.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2005
The maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto gravy will be valued at up to £975m (€1.4bn) when it floats on the London stock market, it emerged today.
Tue, 05 Jul, 2005
The maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Paxo stuffing kicked off plans today for a flotation that could value it at more than £1bn (€1.5bn).
Thu, 16 Jun, 2005
British American Tobacco today said profits had risen by 8.5% on the back of good profit growth across most of its businesses.
Wed, 04 May, 2005
British American Tobacco chairman Jan du Plessis has hit out at bans on smoking in public places, such as those introduced in Ireland and New York as BAT released news of modest half-year profits today.
Tue, 27 Jul, 2004
Investors took money off the table today as the optimism behind last week’s 15-month high in the FTSE 100 Index ebbed away.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2003
Prospects of a lower opening in the United States kept investors in London on their guard today.
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