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Scottish & Newcastle
Scottish & Newcastle, the Edinburgh-based brewer with 3,300 staff at sites including Manchester, Reading, Dunston, Hereford and Staines, is to be acquired by Heineken and Carlsberg for £7.8bn.
Scottish & Newcastle is to sell its Stassen cider business in Belgium back to the founding family for undisclosed terms.
Scottish & Newcastle is to sell its Elidis drinks wholesale business in France to C10 for £85m, and is also planning to close a lager bottling plant in Reading with the loss of 40 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle is to sell its Courage beers business to Wells & Young's Brewing for an estimated £10m, and production will transfer from Tadcaster to Bedford over the next few months.
Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises has acquired Harbourmaster Taverns, the Hull-based chain of five managed pubs, for undisclosed terms.
Scottish & Newcastle is to acquire the Foster's beer brand in Europe from Foster's Group for £309m, funded by a £210m share placing.
Scottish & Newcastle is to sell the UK distribution rights for Beck's beer to InBev in a £67m deal, and the proceeds will be used to advertise its core brands.
Scottish & Newcastle is to invest up to £5m at the Federation Brewery in Gateshead, in order to transfer Newcastle Brown Ale production from the Tyne Brewery.
Scottish & Newcastle is to invest £2m at the Caledonian brewery in Edinburgh, in order to double its capacity and transfer McEwans production from the Fountainbridge site.
Scottish & Newcastle has sold the T&R Theakston brewing business in Yorkshire to its founding family.
Scottish & Newcastle has sold its S&N Retail chain of 1,406 pubs, restaurants and lodges to a consortium of Spirit Group, Texas Pacific Group, Blackstone, CVC Capital Partners and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity for £2.5bn.
Scottish & Newcastle is to relocate the Edinburgh headquarters of Scottish Courage and 200 staff to Broadway Park at nearby South Gyle in November.
Scottish & Newcastle is to relocate its Scottish Courage sales and distribution centre in Bristol to a new £6m site for 180 staff at Cabot Park.
Scottish & Newcastle is in advanced negotiations to sell the Theakston brewery in North Yorkshire back to its founding family for undisclosed terms.
Scottish & Newcastle is to invest £15m in the development of 14 new Premier Lodge budget hotels, despite proceeding with plans to sell the chain.
Scottish & Newcastle is to acquire HP Bulmer, the Hereford-based cider maker, for £278m, and has also announced the acquisition of Portuguese brewer Central de Cervejas.
Scottish & Newcastle is to operate a new 116-bed hotel to be built in Wind Street in Swansea, and at least 200 jobs will be created when construction is complete in 18 months.
Scottish & Newcastle is planning to build a new bottling plant at the John Smith's Brewery in Tadcaster, with the creation of up to 64 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle is to set up a 355,000 sq ft regional distribution centre at the Mill Park scheme in Thatcham.
Scottish & Newcastle is to relocate its Waverly Vintners drinks wholesaling office and call centre from Perth to sites in Edinburgh and Gateshead, which will have an impact on 75 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle is to acquire Hartwall, the Finnish beer and soft drinks company, for £1.2bn, gaining a 50% stake in Russia's leading brewer Baltic Beverages Holdings.
Scottish & Newcastle is to relocate its Newcastle-based administration centre and about 50 staff into new premises at the Citygate complex by autumn 2002.
Scottish & Newcastle is to set up a £3.5m customer call centre for its Scottish Courage brewing business in Livingston by 2003, with the creation of 250 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle has sold 456 leased pubs to Royal Bank of Scotland for £260m, but will continue to manage the properties under fixed-term contracts.
Scottish & Newcastle is to set up an 85-bedroom hotel in Cardiff Bay, as part of a £7.5m leisure development being planned by Brunswick and Broadhall that will create about 300 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle is linking up with Ballymore Leisure to expand the Shoeless Joe's chain of sports bars in the north of England.
Scottish & Newcastle is selling 432 managed pubs to Enterprise Inns for £263m and 214 pubs to Noble House Leisure for £97m, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt.
Scottish & Newcastle is to sell its Center Parcs holiday business to a joint venture of DB Capital Partners and Pierre & Vacances of France for £670m, but the three UK sites will be wholly owned by DB.
Scottish & Newcastle has acquired a 49% stake in Central De Cervejas, the Portuguese brewer, for £93m, and will use it as a platform to launch new brands in Portugal.
Scottish & Newcastle is planning to expand its chain of Premier Lodges budget hotels from under 100 to 148, and expects to create 1,500 jobs by next year.
Scottish & Newcastle is to sell 361 pubs to Pub Estate Company for £100m, in order to bring its tied estate below the maximum level allowed.
Scottish & Newcastle is planning to acquire Danone's beer operations in France, Belgium and Italy for £1.7bn, to create the second largest brewing group in Europe.
Scottish & Newcastle Retail is closing its office in Rickmansworth with the loss of 28 jobs, although some staff will relocate to the central office in Northampton.
Scottish & Newcastle is looking to sell its 14 Pontins holiday camps and 13 Center Parcs holiday villages, in order to raise about £800m for the development of its brewing business.
Scottish & Newcastle is planning to expand its City Limits themed restaurant and leisure chain with the creation of 300 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle Retail is about to start work on the development of a new £2.6m hotel at the former Inverlair House in Aberdeen, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle is to open eight Chef & Brewer pub restaurants in Scotland over the next 18 months, in a £12m development programme that will create 250 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle Retail is planning to relocate its 450 staff in Northampton to a new office complex nearby, and a further 200 jobs will be created.
Scottish & Newcastle is seeking approval to build a £3m Lodge Inn hotel in Nottingham, creating about 40 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle has agreed to acquire Greenalls' pubs, budget hotels and restaurants for £1.1bn, leaving Greenalls to focus on fitness clubs and the two remaining hotel divisions.
Scottish & Newcastle is to spend £150m over the next two years on the expansion of its Lodge Inns budget hotels business, its new coffee bar and Italian restaurants, and its chain of City Limits catering establishments.
Scottish & Newcastle is to invest £50m opening 90 T&J Bernard pubs in town centres, with the creation of 1,450 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle has announced plans to invest £21m in the creation of a chain of 150 community-orientated pubs, creating 750 jobs.
Scottish & Newcastle is to expand its chain of Rat & Parrot bars from 43 to 70, as part of a £21m expansion that will create 1,300 jobs.
David Lloyd is linking up with Scottish & Newcastle to invest £100m in the creation of a chain of family-oriented fitness clubs called the Next Generation, which will include tennis courts and beauty parlours.