Greene King Brewery

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Greene King plc

legal form plc
founding 1799
Seat Bury St Edmunds , United Kingdom
management Rooney Anand
Number of employees 44,137
sales 2073000000 GBP
Branch Brewery, pubs
As of May 1, 2016

Greene King is a British brewery. Several takeovers made Greene King the largest brewery group in British hands. The company also has many pubs and hotel chains.


Greene King Brewery

Greene King was founded in 1799 by Benjamin Greene. In the 1950s, the main brand Abbot Ale was introduced. Through many acquisitions, etc. a. Morland Brewery (1999), Ruddles Brewery (2002), Ridleys Brewery (2005), Belhaven Brewery (2005) and Kimberley Brewery (2006), the brewery grew into a large group. Of the breweries taken over, only the Belhaven brewery is still in operation, the others have been closed. In 2007 the group already owned 790 pubs, in the same year the fish restaurant chain Loch Fyne (41 restaurants belong to it in 2014) was taken over, followed in 2011 by the pub chains Cloverleafs, Realpubs and the Capital Pub Company. Greene King has sponsored the rugby league RFU Championship since 2013 .

In August 2019, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing's investment firm CK Assets made a takeover bid for all of the outstanding Greene King shares. Later on, Greene King was acquired for around £ 4.6 billion and stock exchange trading of the shares ended in November 2019.

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. a b Greene King 2016 Annual Report , accessed December 23, 2016
  4. ^ Hong Kong's CK Asset Holdings to buy British pub operator Greene King. In: April 7, 2017, accessed May 22, 2020 .
  5. ^ Midwest Communications Inc: Greene King furloughs over 36,000 employees as pandemic shuts pubs. In: Reuters, April 24, 2020, accessed on May 22, 2020 .
  6. Xetra Newsboard: XFRA FRA: DELETION OF INSTRUMENTS FROM XETRA. In: November 1, 2019, accessed May 22, 2020 .