January 12, 2016 / 12:01 AM / 3 years ago

Japan's Asahi mulls possibilities after reports of bid for Grolsch, Peroni

Asahi Breweries' new beer product Asahi Super Dry Premium (L), and reissued beers Asahi Super Dry (R) and Asahi Super Dry Dry Black are seen in front of its president Akiyoshi Koji during their unveiling in Tokyo December 12, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’S Asahi Group 2505.T says it is exploring various possibilities after media reports this week said it will bid for Grolsch and Peroni, two beer brands owned by the U.K.-based Sabmiller PLC SAB.L.

According to the Nikkei business daily, the deal could be worth around 400 billion yen ($3.40 billion).

($1 = 117.6600 yen)

Reporting by Joshua Hunt; Editing by Stephen Coates

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