Greene King, the pub and Brewery conglomerate, has made a takeover bid of just under a half million dollars for Hardys and Hansons. It looks like it’s all but a done deal, as Hardys family shareholders control about 50% of the voting stock and support the deal. Hardys and Hansons owns 268 pubs which will bring the Greene Total to over 2,400 pubs.
Greene King also owns Abbot Ales, Belhaven, Old Speckled Hen and Ruddles. According to the BBC, “Greene King will continue to brew Hardys beers although the future of the brewery has not been disclosed.”