The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) register indicates that the shares were purchased on February 17. Heineken Holding owns a majority stake in the Heineken NV HEIN.AS brewery.
In a separate statement dated February 17, FEMSA sold 18 million shares it owned in Heineken Holding. Gates bought 10.8 million shares, worth 883 million euros ($939.87 million) at current market prices, triggering a disclosure requirement under Dutch stock market rules.
In a 2018 “Ask Me Anything” chat on Reddit, Gates said he was “not a big beer drinker.”
“When I watch something like a baseball game, I drink light beer to keep up with the other beer drinkers. Sorry to disappoint the real beer drinkers.”
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the humanitarian foundation set up by the billionaire and his ex-wife, was not immediately available for comment.
Information from Reuters