Bid for Vietnam’s brewer Habeco by Carlsberg is ‘hot and complicated’

Carlsberg, which wants to increase its stake in one of Vietnam’s largest brewers, is finding the negotiations “hot, complicated, and cumbersome”.

Chief executive of the Danish brewer Cees’t Hart voiced his concerns during a recent trading statement conference call and added that he had visited Vietnam three times to discuss raising the company’s stake in the State-owned Hanoi Alcohol Beverage and Corporation (Habeco).

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