#47 Transnational Takeover Alert: Heineken acquires Femsa

Amsterdam-based brewer Heineken announced that it will acquire the beer operations of Mexican Femsa through an all-share transaction. The hope is not only to strengthen some of Femsa’s brands in Central and Latin American markets, but also to build out the premium market for Heineken’s own brand.¬†And yes, as usual, there’s talk of cost-saving synergies.