Bira 91 Bags $10 million from MUFG Bank Ltd
Bira 91 Bags $10 million from MUFG Bank Ltd

One of the world’s fastest growing premium beer company Bira 91 has raised $10 Million from MUFG Bank, Ltd. (MUFG Bank), Japan's largest bank.

This is investment showcases a strong belief in Bira 91 and its growth potential.

MUFG Bank has consistently invested in the India growth story. The Indian beer market is booming, owing to factors such as changing lifestyle of consumers, a growing preference for the alcoholic beverage and rising brand consciousness regarding imported and premium beers. We are proud to collaborate with Bira 91, the world’s fastest growing premium beer brand,” shared Yasuhide Hayashi, Executive Officer, MUFG Bank by adding that with this partnership they are eager to work with the Bira 91 team to further their growth story and enhance their footprint n India as well as across the globe.

The investment comes after the company recently raised $70 million in Series-D funding round, led by Japanese beer company Kirin Holdings Co.

With this investment, Bira 91 will continue to ramp up its production, bolster supply chain and enhance innovation capabilities. As one of the fastest growing brands in the world, the company has built a diverse portfolio of award-winning beers and aims to drive the global shift in beer towards more color and flavor.

We are truly excited to partner with MUFG Bank. As Japan’s largest bank with an extremely strong footprint, we believe that this partnership can help Bira 91 tap into global pools of capital as it continues on its growth journey,” added Ankur Jain, CEO, Bira 91.

As the fourth-largest beer company in the country, Bira 91 holds a market share of 5% across key markets in India, tripling its pre-covid numbers. With 5 manufacturing facilities in the country, Bira 91 holds a combined manufacturing footprint of about 2.5 million hectolitres along with a strong presence across 550 towns and 18 countries worldwide.

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