Swedish Match

Swedish Match Plans to Spin Off Its Cigar Business

Swedish Match—once one of, if not the most important company in the collective cigar business—has announced that it will exit the cigar business as early…

Guantanamera Sues Swedish Match, Others Over “DUO” Trademark

Guantanamera Cigars Co. has filed a lawsuit against Swedish Match, Costco, Sam’s Club and others over trademark infringement. In a lawsuit filed yesterday in the…

Swedish Match Sells STG Stake, Exits Premium Cigar Business

Swedish Match, once the largest player in the U.S. premium cigar industry, is no longer in the premium cigar business. The company announced that its…

Swedish Match Sells 10 Percent Stake in STG

Swedish Match has announced that it has sold 13 million shares in Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S (STG), continuing its recent divestiture and likely exit from…

Scandinavian Tobacco Group Goes Public

A year and a half after word got out that Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) was planning an initial public offering, the company’s shares are finally…

STG IPO Likely This Week (Update)

As expected, the initial public offering (IPO) for Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) is back on track. The company, which claims to be the largest manufacturer…

Niels Frederiksen Appointed CEO of Scandinavian Tobacco Group

There’s a new man in charge of the world’s largest cigar and pipe company, as Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) has announced that Niels Frederiksen will succeed Anders…

Ten Questions for 2015

Last year, I said it was hard to believe it was the fourth iteration of this annual column. It’s even harder to believe this is…

Scandinavian Tobacco Group CEO Departing

In the midst of a massive change that involves the company going public in the near future, Scandinavian Tobacco Group, parent company of General Cigar…

Parent of General Cigar Co. Going Public, Swedish Match Expected to Divest

There’s big news at the largest cigar company in the world. Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), who claims to be the largest manufacturer of cigars in…

Weekly News (January 31, 2011)

Can he do it? Will he do it…? Yepp, another week, another Viaje LE announcement. Nope, I’m not kidding. It marks the seventh sixth (I…