A tie-up between the owner of Budweiser and Stella Artois and the group behind Peroni and Grolsch would rank as one of the six largest takeovers in history. Photograph: Getty Images

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is exploring a takeover of rival SABMiller in a deal that would create a $275 billion company respon(...)

One wonders whether an axe will be taken to the 57 varieties. But whatever transpires, it’s been a tasty deal for Warren Buffett

Kraft Heinz, the new company formed by the merging of two food staples, began trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange. Heinz, purveyors of 5(...)

Shares in Guinness parent Diageo, the world’s largest spirits maker, rose about 7 per cent on Monday following a report in the Brazilian press saying (...)

Guinness owner Diageo is reportedly being eyed up by Brazilian billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann and his partners in private equity firm 3G Capital. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

European shares fell on Monday, weighed down by a drop in agrochemicals group Syngenta although Deutsche Bank outperformed to surge higher after boar(...)

  Warren Buffett attends his company Berkshire Hathaway’s   annual shareholders’ meeting  in Omaha, Nebraska. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking/Files

Shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway are expressing unease at the company’s deepening relationship with private equity group 3G Capital, ahead of an exp(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chairman and chief executive officer Warren Buffett says he can beat Standard & Poor’s 500 Index  over equity market cycles, like he did in the six-year period that ended December 31st. Photograph: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Warren Buffett said his performance at Berkshire Hathaway should be measured over the course of stock market cycles, after missing a five-year targ(...)

There were fears for jobs at HJ Heinz’s Irish operations as the company announced it was considering up to 248 job cuts across the UK and Ireland.  Photograph: Kevin Lorenzi/Bloomberg

Fears are growing for jobs in Co Louth as ketchup maker HJ Heinz warned it was considering cutting almost 250 jobs at its UK and Ireland operations. T(...)