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Heineken sweetens $6-billion bid for Tiger brewer

Bottles of Tiger and Heineken beers are pictured on the shelf of a grocery store in Singapore in this July 20, 2012 file photograph.

TIM CHONG/REUTERS

Heineken NV has raised its offer for Fraser and Neave's (F&N) stake in the maker of Tiger beer to $53 (Singapore) per share from $50 as it fights against a Thai billionaire, a source close to the situation said on Friday.

The Dutch brewer's revised offer for Asia Pacific Breweries compares with a partial offer by the Thai group of $55 per APB share.

Control of APB is vital for Heineken, which had offered $50 per share for the 58 per cent it does not already own. That includes the 40 per cent of APB held by its long-time partner F&N, a drinks and property conglomerate.

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