Diageo Plc

Diageo Plc

Diageo Plc

Date Founded



Lakeside Drive, Park Royal, London, NW10 7HQ, GBR

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Other Business & Consulting Services

Company Description

Diageo Plc engages in the production and distribution of alcoholic beverages. Its brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JeB, Buchanan's, Windsor and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray, and Guinness. It operates through the following geographical segments: North America; Europe and Turkey; Africa; Latin America and Caribbean; Asia Pacific; ISC; and Corporate and Other.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

President-Diageo North America

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Chief Marketing Officer

MD & Chief Executive Officer, Diageo India

Chief Information Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

President, Diageo Africa

President of Europe, Turkey & India

Board of Directors

Director at Associated British Foods Plc

Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office at Government of United Kingdom

Chief Executive Officer at Diageo Plc

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director at Diageo Plc

Vice President of Europe, Middle East & Africa at Facebook, Inc.

Healthcare & Consumer Industry Advisor at Star Mountain Capital LLC

Chief Financial Officer at Tesco Plc

Partner & Managing Partner, Atairos Europe at Atairos Management LP

General Counsel & Company Secretary at Diageo Plc

Former Partner at Mckinsey & Co. India LLP

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CWGI is the investment adviser to the American Funds Group, a family of 30 funds marketed to individuals exclusively through financial advisers and other intermediaries. American Funds are also used as investment vehicles for 401ks, other retirement plans, variable annuities and 529 college savings plans. The funds have the following characteristics: (1) a long-term, value-oriented approach; (2) long-established, global research; (3) a multiple portfolio counselor system that combines teamwork with individual accountability; (4) experienced, long-tenured investment professionals; and (5) a commitment to low operating expenses, among the lowest in the fund industry. CWGI uses a Multiple Portfolio Counselor System wherein the assets of each fund are divided into smaller, more manageable portions. Research analysts typically manage a segment as well, bringing their expertise directly to bear on the fund's results and portfolio counselors are free to make their own decisions. Investment decisions are based on internal research.

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MFS Investment Management employs a variety of methods to evaluate securities, including fundamental analysis and quantitative analysis. The firm offers fundamental, active and research-driven equity strategies that strive for less volatility relative to benchmarks and greater value through changing markets. Fixed income strategy offers total return focused and credit-oriented approach. Multi-Asset strategy is goal-oriented, diversified and disciplined investment approach that combines broad diversification across multiple asset classes, active asset allocation, and bottom-up security selection. MFS' retirement solutions are designed with a goal of maximizing growth and supporting income over a lifetime by focusing on long-term returns. MFS Blended Research is an approach to active equity management that combines the firm’s fundamental research expertise with highly systematic quantitative research.

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LT is an active, risk-averse, value-oriented manager which targets absolute returns. They specializes in the discretionary management of UK, Global and Japanese equity mandates offered both through segregated accounts and pooled funds. The firm believes that durable, cash generative franchises are rare and undervalued by most investors for most of the time. LT find the majority of our candidate investments in a select group of broad industry categories. These are Consumer Branded Goods, Internet/Media/Software, Pharmaceuticals and Financials. Once the firm commits to a company, they are extremely reluctant to sell it, except on a significant breach of our valuation target or when the firm realizes that the premise for the investment is no longer valid. LT construct portfolios with a high degree of concentration (20-35 holdings) and unusually low turnover.

Recent Transactions
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Distilleria Flli Caffo Srl purchases Diageo Plc /Ferro China Bisleri from Diageo Plc

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Distilleria Flli Caffo Srl purchases Diageo Plc /Petrus Brand from Diageo Plc

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Delta Corp. Ltd. purchases United National Breweries (SA) Pty Ltd. from Diageo Plc

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onGeneral Mills, Inc. purchases The Pillsbury Co. LLC from Diageo Plc

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Advised onDiageo Plc, Pernod Ricard SA purchase The Seagram Co. Ltd. /Drinks Business from The Seagram Company Ltd.

Investment Advisor

Advised onDiageo Plc, Pernod Ricard SA purchase The Seagram Co. Ltd. /Drinks Business from The Seagram Company Ltd.

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Advised onDiageo Plc purchases United Spirits Ltd.

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Advised onDiageo Plc purchases Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd.

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Advised onDiageo Plc purchases Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants

Chief Executive Officer at The Diageo pension plans

Legal Advisor

Faculty Member & Author at Practising Law Institute

Legal Advisor

Founder at Icon Law


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Hereditary Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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Life Peer at United Kingdom House of Lords

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President at Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre

Nolet Spirits USA, Inc. Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries | Aliso Viejo, CA

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Awards & Honors
Rank #67
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
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