Scottish & Newcastle said its 50/50 joint venture with Danish brewer Carlsberg - Baltic Beverages Holding - has bought its second brewery in Kazakhstan.

BBH has bought the outstanding shares in the Ak-Nar brewery in Almaty for $30m from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development together with a private investor.

Last year, BBH took a 76% stake the Irbis brewery in Almaty, and will look to manage both breweries as a single company.

Following the acquisition of Ak-Nar, the previously planned construction of a new brewery will no longer be necessary, the company added.

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