It's Suntory Time: Japan Buys U.S. Liquor Maker

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Japan-based beer and soft-drink maker Suntory has agreed to buy Beam Inc., which has a stable of well-known spirits, including the eponymous Jim Beam bourbon, for almost $14 billion. Tak Umezawa of A.T. Kearney tells WSJ's Ramy Inocencio why Suntory wants to expand in the liquor industry.



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