Analysis: Anheuser-Busch InBev merger with SABMiller makes sense

|About: Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD)|By:, SA News Editor

A merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) and SABMiller (SBMRY) makes more sense now than ever, according to analysts following the sector.

A-B faces tough questions on where to find growth and SABMiller has a toehold in some key emerging markets.

"You could get the numbers to work," according to SABMiller CEO Alan Clark on the potential for the mega-deal. Meanwhile, execs with A-B have been mum on the subject.

The two beer giants line up fairly well on the global regulatory front, although SABMiller would very likely have to shed its stake in MolsonCoors (TAP).