Asahi to buy Fuller

UK-Japan News February 2019

Japan’s largest brewer, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., is purchasing the drinks business of London-based Fuller Smith & Turner. The BBC reported on 25 January that the £250mn deal would preserve the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, west London, where beer has been brewed since 1654.

Fuller’s Chief Executive Simon Emeny said, “The deal secures the future of both parts of our business including protecting the heritage of the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, which was parti­cu­larly important to the Fuller’s board”.