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Richards Butler corporate partner Graham Winter is advising the UK/South African brewing giant SABMiller on its £307m unsolicited offer to acquire the Hong Kong-listed Harbin Brewery Group for £307m. SAB-Miller, formerly South African Breweries, is the world’s second-largest brewer and currently owns approximately 29.4% of Harbin. The takeover is being handled by Richards Butler’s Hong Kong office. The deal would represent a significant expansion of SABMiller’s Asian operations, as it is already has interests in 30 breweries in northeast and central China.

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