ANSA tops Ambev offer for Barbados Holdings

(Barbados Nation) BANKS HOLDINGS LIMITED (BHL) shareholders continue to inch closer to a massive payday as two conglomerates battle for control of the Barbadian company.

President and chief executive officer of ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd, Nicholas Mouttet. (FP)
President and chief executive officer of ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd, Nicholas Mouttet. (FP)

Less than 24 hours after Brazilian beer giant AmBev said it planned to increase its offer to Bds$7.10 per share, Trinidad-headquartered conglomerate ANSA McAL also announced it was prepared to top AmBev’s offer with a proposal of Bds$7.20 per share for all of BHL’s common shares.

The latest ANSA McAL offer is 20 cents more than its last and ten cents higher than what AmBev, through its subsidiary SLU Beverages, has placed before BHL shareholders. President and chief executive officer of ANSA McAL (Barbados) Ltd, Nicholas Mouttet, said the company was pleased with the response to the previous $7 offer, adding: “We are looking forward to another positive response from the BHL shareholders to this new offer of Bds$7.20.”

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