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Suciu Popa advises SABMiller in the sale of its Romanian business, as part of a EUR 7.3 billion deal

03 April 2017

Suciu Popa advised SABMiller Limited in relation to the sale of its beer business in Romania to Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of the global beer, spirits, soft drinks and food company Asahi Group Holdings based in Tokyo, Japan. The transaction is part of the commitments towards the competition authorities to divest Central and East European activity, within the USD 100 billion-plus merger combining the world’s two leading beer companies, SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev. The deal includes SABMiller’s businesses in Romania, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland and Hungary, with a value of EUR 7.3 billion.

Suciu Popa legal work spanned from performing the vendor legal due diligence process to closing formalities for the Romanian jurisdiction. Miruna Suciu (Managing Partner) led the team, alongside Cleopatra Leahu (Partner) and eight other members of the firm.