Diageo Boosts Stake In United Spirits Limited To 55.2%
Spirits giant Diageo has announced that it has increased its shareholding in India's United Spirits Limited (USL) to 55.2%.
The company has acquired more than 3.3 million shares, to raise its controlling shareholding position by approximately 0.46%.
Diageo made the purchase on the Bombay Stock Exchange for INR 591.95 (€7.47) per share.
Exciting Growth Market
The move places the company in a favourable position to capitalise on opportunities within India, which is considered to be one of the world's most exciting growth markets for alcoholic beverages.
For the financial year 2019, USL posted organic net sales growth of 8%, driven by a 12% increase in the 'Prestige and Above' segment, and double-digit growth in the Scotch category.
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