Heineken International is a Dutch brewing company that makes the beer of the same name. 

Big players get a taste for SE Asian food companies

A wave of deals has swept Southeast Asian food brands.

An unprecedented wave of deals for Southeast Asian food and drink companies has traders betting the next targets will include chocolatier Petra Foods and instant-coffee and cracker maker Viz Branz.

Saturday, 9 February, 2013, 4:51am

Battle over Fraser & Neave prolonged as consortium extends offer deadline

Battle over Fraser & Neave prolonged as consortium extends offer deadline

A group led by Overseas Union Enterprise extended a deadline for a S$13.1 billion (HK$83.16 billion) bid for Fraser & Neave, prolonging its battle with a Thai billionaire for control of the Singapore conglomerate.

4 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

Thai Beverage chief backs Heineken's Asia Pacific Breweries bid

Heineken has support for its Asia Pacific Breweries bid. Photo: AP

Heineken cleared the biggest hurdle in its fight to take control of Asia Pacific Breweries as billionaire stakeholder Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi's Thai Beverage pledged its support.

20 Sep 2012 - 4:18am

Thai billionaire joins Heineken in bidding race for Fraser & Neave

Thai Beverage is said to be interested in the alcoholic business of Fraser & Neave. Photo: Reuters

Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi made a S$9 billion (HK$56.71 billion) bid for the 70 per cent of Fraser & Neave he does not control, potentially blocking Heineken from buying the company's beer business.

14 Sep 2012 - 3:45am

Thai Beverage talks to banks about funding for possible F&N offer

Fraser and Neave shareholders bote on proposed sale of a 40 per cent stake in Tiger beer maker Asia Pacific Breweries to Heineken later this month. Photo: AFP

Thai Beverage and related parties have approached several banks in Singapore for funding to make a potential general offer for Fraser and Neave (F&N), which has proposed selling its stake in Asia Pacific Breweries to Heineken, Singapore’s Business Times reported.

10 Sep 2012 - 10:37am

Thai Beverage raises F&N stake, throws down gauntlet to brewing giant Heineken

Photo: EPA

Thai Beverage raised its stake in Fraser and Neave (F&N) to just below the level that would trigger a mandatory offer for the whole conglomerate, further challenging Heineken’s bid for the group’s crown jewel Asia Pacific Breweries (APB).

29 Aug 2012 - 2:43pm

Sources say Temasek sells Asia Pacific Breweries stake to Heineken

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has sold its stake of roughly 1.4 per cent in Asia Pacific Breweries to Heineken, sources said on Tuesday, potentially stopping the Dutch brewer’s Thai rival from blocking the takeover.

22 Aug 2012 - 9:35am

UK firm sues former employees

4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Brews known the world over

BEER IS TO the Netherlands what wine is to France. In common with neighbouring Belgium, the country produces a huge variety of brews, and consumers tend also to be connoisseurs.

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Designer has big plans

Avant-garde French designer Ora-ito is being lured back to our sunny harbour and plans to open a studio here.

'I'll be coming back to Hong Kong soon because I want to open a little studio. I don't like very many countries, but I like Hong Kong very much. I want to design a big tower in Hong Kong,' says Ito with a mischievous grin.

17 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Cheers, beers and mud in your eye

La Terrasse

Decor: Soft tones in the bar and restaurant. Terrace can be booked for private parties

Happy Hour: 6.30pm-9pm. Four canapes with first drink order

Standard beer: Heineken $45

Signature drinks: Full bar for cocktails. Large selection of wines by the glass starting at $48

26 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Heineken repackages for an ale-ing economy

JAN-KEES NIEMAN loves Heineken. So much so he has spent HK$20 million on it.

Well, on marketing it anyway.

Mr Nieman - as the general manager of Heineken Hong Kong - has headed up the launch of a new packaging campaign to tackle stiff competition.

11 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Top DJ spins a cool million

In a display of timing and dexterity worthy of the world's greatest DJ, Paul Oakenfold is said to have pocketed just over $1 million for a few hours' work last weekend.

8 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Beer ad debate fizzes as Stone blocks out Chinese

TV stations are screening a multimillion-dollar series of beer adverts made for Hong Kong consumers by US director Oliver Stone that barely features a Chinese face.

The second of the three-advert series, filmed in California to boost Heineken's share of the Hong Kong market, went out last night.

7 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Heineken announces 16pc rise

Amsterdam: Brewing giant Heineken reported a 16 per cent rise in net profit last year to 761 million guilders (about HK$2.85 billion). Heineken also announced it would dilute its shares with a bonus issue and a five-for-one split. The world's second largest brewer was upbeat for overall earnings this year and forecast an Asian revival in the medium term.

14 Mar 1998 - 12:00am