Entity linked to ThaiBev may bid for F&N
Potential buyout may lead to F&N being broken up
A general offer for Fraser and Neave (F&N) by Thai Beverage and another "entity" is looking increasingly likely and could well lead to the conglomerate being broken up.
ThaiBev, which holds 29 per cent of F&N, said early yesterday that "a party acting in concert with it is exploring the possibility of making an offer for F&N".
ThaiBev did not name the party, but sources say it could be a property company, probably one linked to billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, the man behind ThaiBev.
Mr Charoen, whose net worth is US$6.2 billion (S$7.6 billion) according to Forbes, controls the unlisted Thai conglomerate TCC Group.