September 10, 2015
China’s stock market slump has sent shockwaves across the globe, with the days of heady double-digit growth seemingly over. A prolonged economic slowdown in China would have some serious consequences that could check the tentative recoveries in the Western economies. In terms of GDP, China accounted for 28% of the rise in global output between […]
July 8, 2014
Suntory’s surprise takeover of Beam in April 2014 has created the world’s sixth biggest spirits company. Although not currently showing in Euromonitor International data, this profile will look at Suntory’s new spirits division, Beam Suntory (as it will be known throughout the profile), and as it has inherited Beam’s strengths and weaknesses the profile will […]
July 2, 2014
All industry analysts will no doubt be aware of Chinese companies’ ongoing overseas shopping spree, with the latest story being Sanpower’s proposed acquisition of the British-based House of Fraser department store. While Chinese consumers appear to be the global growth drivers of luxury goods, Chinese companies and private investors are eyeing up foreign targets and buying […]
March 25, 2014
  Following Beam’s special shareholder meeting today, Suntory will now assume control of Beam. However, the key question is, how can this Japanese company with such huge debts make the acquisition of a company with serious weaknesses, such as a narrow geographical spread and 40% of its portfolio accounted for by low value and low […]
January 20, 2014
Following Suntory’s accepted bid of US$16 billion for Beam, there has been much comment about the high price the Japanese company has paid, in fact so much so that it will almost certainly prevent further bids. Suntory has probably paid too much for the total company due to fundamental weaknesses in Beam, namely a narrow […]
January 13, 2014
Suntory’s agreed bid of US$16 billion for all of Beam has come as a surprise and will lead to a number of international players, led by Pernod Ricard putting together counter bids. In some ways Suntory going for Beam is not a surprise, in that the company, along with its fellow Japanese companies have been […]
September 10, 2015
Market research company Euromonitor International discusses Suntory's purchase of GSK's Ribena and Lucozade brands, making Suntory a truly international company.
September 10, 2015
Market research company Euromonitor International discusses what's next for Suntory after the company reported strong growth in spring 2013.

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