THE DUTCH brewer Heineken is to join forces with Bayerische BrauHolding of Germany under a deal approved today (Friday) by the European Commission.

Heineken is active throughout the 15 EU countries in the brewing and distribution of beer and other beverages. Main brands of Bayerische

BrauHolding are Paulaner and Kulmbacher, which are not widely sold outside Germany. Heineken is taking a financial participation in a new joint company Brau Holding International but will not contribute any business assets. The Commission said there ...

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