Before it spread its tentacles to the region and morphed to East African Breweries (EABL), the giant manufacturer of branded beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks was known as Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL).
KBL was founded in 1922 by George and Charles Hurst. In 1936 and 1936 the brewery, owned by Dodd family of Kenya, acquired Tanganyika Breweries Limited and that’s how EABL was borne. Following the unification of the People’s Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba in 1964, Tangayika Breweries was renamed to Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL).
The Dodd family hold on EABL was reduced when they sold most of their shares to mostly Kenyans in 1990.
Impressed by the performance of EABL, Diageo acquired majority shares in the breweries in 2000 and cross listed its shares on the Uganda Securities Exchange.
EABL stated operations in South Sudan in 2010 as East African Beverages South Sudan Limited (EABSS) with a depot in Juba.
Breweries owned by EABL and their shareholding
KBL-The stake in the company by EABL is 100% (Shareholding). Nairobi, Kenya
Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL)-Operations since 1946, shareholding 98.2 %.
United Distillers Vintners (Kenya) Limited (UDV)-46.32% shareholding. Diageo PLC holds 53.68% shares. EABL manages the company on behalf of Diageo.
International Distillers Uganda Limited (IDU) – Port Bell, Uganda – 100% Shareholding – Acquired in June 2012 from Selviac Nederland, is a subsidiary of Guinness UDV.The company manufactures, markets and sales of spirits in Uganda.
East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited – Nairobi, Kenya – 100% Shareholding – EAML-Kenya plays a vital role of supplying quality brewing raw materials in the form of Malt, Barley and Sorghum to the brewing units of the EABL group in Kenya.
East African Maltings (Uganda) Limited – Kampala, Uganda – 100% Shareholding – EAML-Uganda plays a vital role of supplying quality brewing raw materials in the form of Malt, Barley and Sorghum to the brewing units of the EABL group in Uganda.
Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks owned by EABL:
Tusker, Tusker lite, Tusker Malt, Tusker Cider, White Cap Lager, White Cap Lite, Pilsner, Senator, AllSopps, Balozi, Serengeti, Guiness, Pilsner Ice, Kibo, Bell.
|% Chg from
|Harding Loevner LP||13,906,300||1.76||-53,800||-0.39||1.23||10/31/2018|
|Templeton Asset Management Ltd.||11,802,181||1.49||-715,726||-5.72||8.17||10/31/2018|
|LGM Investments Limited||6,626,784||0.84||-1,040,004||-13.57||1.81||10/31/2018|
|JP Morgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd||5,497,262||0.70||0||0||2.10||10/31/2018|
|Templeton Asset Management Ltd||4,722,909||0.60||0||0||0.34||10/31/2018|
|Lombard Odier Asset Mgt (Switzerland) SA||4,500,000||0.57||150,000||3.45||0.82||10/31/2018|
|Eaton Vance Management||4,025,524||0.51||-104,400||-2.53||0.67||10/31/2018|
|Coronation Asset Management (PTY) Ltd||3,782,852||0.48||-570,922||-13.11||1.50||10/31/2018|
|Russell Investments Limited||3,572,598||0.45||0||0||5.87||10/31/2018|
|Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited||3,254,700||0.41||-287,000||-8.10||2.21||10/31/2018|
|BlackRock Fund Advisors||2,095,642||0.27||0||0||0.77||10/31/2018|
|Arisaig Partners (Mauritius) Ltd||1,562,800||0.20||0||0||1.38||10/31/2018|
|BMO Asset Management Corp.||1,468,871||0.19||-244,829||-14.29||1.98||10/31/2018|
|Invesco Advisers, Inc||1,442,600||0.18||50,000||3.59||1.61||10/31/2018|
|Bessemer Investment Management LLC||1,297,779||0.16||100,400||8.38||0.02||10/31/2018|
|SEI Investments Management Corp||1,191,907||0.15||0||0||0.22||10/31/2018|
|Lloyd George Management (Europe) Ltd||1,017,086||0.13||687||0.07||1.88||10/31/2018|
|% Chg from
|Templeton Frontier Markets Fund||9,819,312||1.24||-546,728||-5.27||2.65||10/31/2018|
|BMO LGM Frontier Markets Fund||6,599,600||0.83||0||0||1.79||10/31/2018|
|Harding Loevner Instl Emerg Mkts Port||6,053,965||0.77||0||0||0.23||10/31/2018|
|Harding Loevner Emerging Markets Fund||4,883,650||0.62||0||0||0.23||10/31/2018|
|Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Tr||4,722,909||0.60||0||0||0.34||10/31/2018|
|LO Funds Emerging High Conviction||4,500,000||0.57||150,000||3.45||0.82||10/31/2018|
|JPM Emerging Markets Small Cap Fund||3,957,807||0.50||0||0||0.48||10/31/2018|
|Coronation UF Africa Frontiers||3,782,852||0.48||-570,922||-13.11||1.50||10/31/2018|
|FPIL Aberdeen Glb Em Mk Sm Co||2,839,600||0.36||-287,000||-9.18||0.85||10/31/2018|
|Parametric Tax-Managed Emerging Mkts Fd||2,150,740||0.27||0||0||0.14||10/31/2018|
|iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF||2,095,642||0.27||0||0||0.77||10/31/2018|
|Harding Loevner Emerging Markets CIT||1,830,226||0.23||0||0||0.23||10/31/2018|
|JPM Africa Equity Fund||1,539,455||0.19||0||0||1.63||10/31/2018|
|Carmignac Pf Emerging Discovery||1,523,560||0.19||0||0||0.90||10/31/2018|
|Invesco Emerging Markets Class||1,442,600||0.18||50,000||3.59||1.61||10/31/2018|
|Templeton Africa Fund||1,422,392||0.18||0||0||4.01||10/31/2018|
|Old Westbury Large Cap Strategies Fund||1,297,779||0.16||100,400||8.38||0.02||10/31/2018|
|Parametric Emerging Markets Fund||1,250,880||0.16||-104,400||-7.70||0.13||10/31/2018|
The above information was available on investors.morningstar,com
Diageo PLC holds 50% shares.