Vietnam to sell majority stake in Sabeco, caps foreign ownership at 39 percent
HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) – Vietnam said on Wednesday it is open to selling a 54-percent stake in Sabeco SAB.HM, the country’s top brewer, but capped foreign ownership at about 39 percent.
The mininum price for the long-stalled sale of the $9 billion maker of Bia Saigon and 333 brews has been set at 320,000 dong ($14.10) a share, a trade ministry official told a news conference.
The government owns nearly 90 percent of Sabeco. Vietnam is shaping up as a battleground for global brewers thanks to a youthful population and beer-drinking culture.