While there has been no proposal yet, the world’s largest brewer (in terms of sales) @AnheuserBusch ($BUD)  plans to acquire @SABMiller (world’s second largest brewer). According to @Reuters, AB InBev and SAB Miller would have a combined market value of ~$270B. Neither company has commented on valuation, but if AB InBev was to match SAB Miller’s currently traded share price of £36 + its net debt, the deal value would be ~$100B. A deal would lead to greater reach into fast-growing emerging markets. However, the companies face regulatory hurdles; SAB’s stake in @MillerCoors and its 49% stake in China’s CR Snow would likely to have go (Bernstein analysts). - Link

 

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