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Diageo sells United National Breweries to Delta Corp

Diageo Plc announced on Thursday it has entered into an agreement for the sale of United National Breweries (UNB), a maker of sorghum-based traditional African beer called Chibuku in South Africa to Delta Corp of Zimbabwe.

The British-based alcoholic beverage firm said that the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and expected to close in the second-half of 2019.

Delta Corp, Zimbabwe’s largest company and a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev is a leader in sorghum-based beer with its own brand of Chibuku. The purchase by Delta would be its second outside of Zimbabwe. It acquired Zambia’s National Breweries Plc, also a brewer of Sorghum-based Chibuku Shake-Shake in January, making it the largest producer of such brand of beer.

Beverage manufacturers urged to explore Cocoyam use as substitute for sorghum

Producers of beverages in the country have been urged to explore the use of cocoyam as an alternative to sorghum.

The recommendation came from the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), which said it had discovered that cocoyam can be used in beer production and other beverages.

The President of MAN, Dr. Frank Jacobs, who stated this through the Director, Corporate Communications, MAN, Mr. Ambrose Oruche, noted that this discovery came out of the partnerships that the group had formed with indigenous researchers while on the quest to increase local sourcing of raw materials.

AB InBev to sell stake in Zambia’s National Breweries to Zimbabwe’s Delta Corp

Delta Corporation, Zimbabwe’s largest brewer and a unit of AB InBev said on Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in National Breweries of Zambia.

In a released statement, Delta said that equity is being acquired from Heinrich’s Syndicate, also a subsidiary of AB InBev.

“The equity is being acquired from Heinrich’s Syndicate, a subsidiary of AB InBev. The transaction is subject to various regulatory approvals. The impact of this transaction is currently being determined but is not material for Delta,” said Alex Makamure, Delta’s Company Secretary.

Zimbabwe’s Delta Beverages ponders next move in Coca-Cola disengagement deal

Delta Beverages Limited, Zimbabwe’s largest brewer and Coke bottler is weighing its options on how to navigate an uncertain future after a likely asset separation deal from The Coca-Cola Company (“TCCC”) which could see it give up a third of its operating profits.

Coke to end bottling deal with Zimbabwe’s Delta Beverages

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) has given notice of its intent to terminate the bottler’s agreement it has with Delta Beverages Limited, Zimbabwe’s largest brewer.