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Lucio Co-led Cosco inks distribution deal to distribute Diageo’s VAT69 in PH

From http://www.coscocapital.com/

The Lucio Co-led Cosco Capital Inc. has bagged a deal with global liquor maker Diageo to distribute the latter’s VAT69, one of the world’s largest selling scotch brands, in greater Metro Manila and Luzon starting this month.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Emperador completes P31-B purchase of Whyte & Mackay

Emperador Inc. of tycoon Andrew Tan, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Emperador UK Ltd., has completed the acquisition of a 100-percent stake in Whyte & Mackay Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries last Oct. 31, for an enterprise value of £430 million or P31 billion. The agreement for acquisition was signed on May 9, 2014.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Emperador income grows 15% to P1.5B


Tycoon Andrew Tan-led Emperador Inc. grew its net income in the third quarter by 15 percent year-on-year to P1.5 billion on the back of stronger volume and higher margins.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Emperador unit gets P15.3B loan

Screengrab from www.emperadorbrandy.com

A unit of Philippine beverage-maker Emperador Inc., which recently won an international bidding for iconic Scottish scotch whisky-maker Whyte&Mackay, has obtained a £210 million (P15.3 billion) loan from international banks.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Distilling the Filipino ‘spirit’

THE PDC team (from left), directors Adolfo  Z. Reyes II, Jose Z. Osias and Jennifer Joan O. Manguiat; Anthony C. Manguiat; Jocelyn S. Lim, director; Don D. Dizon, director for sales; and Lawrence C. Lim, consultant.

The Filipino lambanog is going global, and the Philippine Distillers Company (PDC) is hoping it will soon find itself alongside the world’s best known and most distinctive liquors.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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