Schh…Orangina Schweppes bound for Japan

September 22, 2009

ORANGINAThere’s an almost palpable sigh of relief in the statement from Blackstone and Lion Capital confirming the two private equity firms have received a “binding offer” from Japan’s Suntory for Orangina Schweppes.

Suntory goes for it with Orangina bid

September 10, 2009

ORANGINA/True to its “Yatte Minahare” motto — “Go for it!” in Osaka dialect — Japanese brewer Suntory is sizing up a takeover bid for private-equity owned soft drinks maker Orangina Schweppes.