Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Diageo Plc is close to agreeing on a deal to buy Jose Cuervo from Mexico’s Beckmann family for $3 billion, the Sunday Times reported, without saying where it got the information.
The deal may be announced as soon as Aug. 23 and will probably be funded at least in part with shares, the newspaper said. The sale may include separate agreements for the brand, the production facilities, and the land where the agave plant used in tequila is grown, it said.
Diageo spokeswoman Kirsty King declined to comment.
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