The world’s third largest brewer: Heineken NV (HEINY) (1864)

Heineken (Taiwan translation: Heineken) Heineken NV (OTCMKT: HEINY, Euronext: HEIA) was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with 73,500 full-time employees. It is the largest European brewer and the third largest brewer in the world. It ranks behind InBev Group and South Africa Miller (in terms of market value, as the market value of Tsingtao Brewery soared in 2017, it has now surpassed Heineken).

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Heineken NV (HEINY):

Heineken Beer is a Dutch brewing company founded in 1864 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2015, Heineken had more than 165 wineries in 70 countries around the world, employing approximately 76,000 people. A total of more than 250 top, regional and specialty beers are brewed.

Heineken’s annual beer production volume was 181.3 million liters (hectoliters), and it is the largest European brewer and the third largest brewer in the world, ranking behind InBev Group and South African Miller. Heineken is the first international beer export brand.

The main brands and assets of Heineken NV (HEINY):

  • 25% stake in Heineken Asia Pacific Brewing Group
  • Heineken beer
  • Tiger Beer


Heineken NV (HEINY) History:

  • In 1864, Mr. Gerard Heineken established the largest brewery at the time in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, called Haystack. In order to produce the best beer, Mr. Heineken traveled almost all over the world to find the best ingredients. He also deliberately established a private library, all the books are about winemaking.
  • In 1917, Mr. Heineken’s son took over the company, and he regarded the research of brewing technology as his own business.
  • In 1953, Heineken’s grandson became the third-generation leader of Heineken;
  • On January 25, 2008, Heineken and Carlsberg jointly acquired Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) Newcastle Brewing Company, the largest and sixth largest beer manufacturer in the world, for US$15.28 billion (£7.8 billion). Heineken took over S&N’s business in Ireland, Finland, Belgium, India and the United States in this transaction. Therefore, it became the second largest beer brewer in Portugal and the largest beer brewer in the UK.
  • On January 11, 2010, Heineken acquired the beer business of Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV (FMX) (Femsa) (Femsa), the second largest brewery in Mexico through an all-stock transaction, and Femsa will hold Heineken. And the parent company Heineken Holding (Heineken Holding) 12.5% ​​and 14.9% equity. Contains 100% of Femsa’s Mexican beer division and the remaining 83% of Femsa’s Brazilian beer division. “Heineken originally held a 17% stake in Femsa Brazil (Cervejarias Kaiser), and the acquisition was valued at 5.3 billion euros (equivalent to 7.7 billion U.S. dollars). Heineken family holding company L’Arche Green NV in Heineken Holding (Heineken Holding) ) Will be diluted from more than 58% to 50.005%, but the Heineken family will still control Heineken after the transaction is completed.
  • On July 22, 2012, Heineken acquired Tiger Beer Asia Pacific Brewing Co., Ltd. (APB) shares at S$50 per share, totaling S$5.1 billion (HK$31.549 billion). Heineken’s holdings in APB The stock will increase to 82%. After the completion of the acquisition, Heineken will purchase the remaining minority shareholders for an additional S$2.4 billion.
  • Heineken decided to invest 163 million Singapore dollars to acquire F&N non-APB assets held by Asia Pacific Investment (APIPL). The company is a 50/50 joint venture established by Heineken and F&N respectively.
  • On September 4, 2014, Heineken sold its Mexican canned or bottled product manufacturing branch Empaque to Crown Holdings Co., Ltd. for US$1.225 billion (HK$9.555 billion).
  • On September 10, 2015, Heineken International announced that it would acquire a 50% stake in Lagunitas Brewing Company in California to enable Lagunitas to expand its business globally.
  • October 7, 2015, Heineken for $ 781 million to Diageo to acquire stake in the joint venture company (Diageo Plc). Upon completion, Heineken’s stake in Jamaica’s Red Stripe Beer will rise from 57.9% to 73.3%, and it will hold 100% of Malaysia’s GAPL Pte Ltd.
  • On February 13, 2017, Kirin Beer sold its Brazilian branch to Heineken’s local subsidiary Bavaria for 2.2 billion Brazilian reals (about 5.48 billion Hong Kong dollars) (700 million US dollars). Kirin Brazil was founded in In 2011, it owned 12 wineries.
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