The merger between Carlsberg UK and Marston’s to form Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company is set to be completed, after the deal was approved by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
The £780 million proposed joint venture has been given the green light following an inquiry launched by the CMA in August over concerns of lessening competition.
As a result of the deal, which was initially announced back in May, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company will bring together international, national and regional beer brands from the two companies’ portfolios.
These includes names such as Carlsberg Danish Pilsner, Tetley’s, Somersby cider, and San Miguel from Carlsberg, while Marston’s will bring the likes of Marston’s Pedigree, Hobgoblin and the UK licence for Estrella Damm.
The transaction is expected to be completed at the end of the month, after a number of internal and legal processes are finalised.
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