SABMiller buys Ukrainian brewer

DONETSK, UKRAINE: SABMiller has moved into the Ukrainian market with the acquisition of one of its largest brewers, CJSC Sarmat. Ukraine is one of the fastest-growing beer markets globally. "The Ukrainian beer market has recorded exceptional expansion in recent years, driven by strong economic growth, but it still remains behind other central and eastern European countries in terms of per capita beer consumption," said SABMiller Europe MD Alan Clark.