Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA/NV

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  • Nov. 3, 2015, 3:37 AM
    • Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP) is in advanced talks to buy SABMiller's (OTCPK:SBMRY) majority stake in their American joint venture, sources told FT, in a move seen as critical to helping AB InBev (NYSE:BUD) secure its £68B takeover of SABMiller.
    • AB InBev’s brands control 46% of the U.S. beer market, while the MillerCoors JV accounts for 27%, meaning any combination of the two would certainly raise antitrust concerns.
    • The talks come ahead of a Wednesday deadline for AB InBev to make a formal offer for SAB.
    • Previously: Molson Coors ready to pounce if MegaBrew cleared (Oct. 27 2015)
    • Previously: Molson Coors pops after MegaBrew deal inked (Oct. 13 2015)
    | Nov. 3, 2015, 3:37 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 30, 2015, 8:30 AM
    • Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) reported some solid organic growth across key regions in Q3 as higher prices contributed.
    • Organic sales were up by double-digits in Mexico and Brazil, while the mark in China was +6.6% during a tumultuous quarter.
    • U.S. organic sales were up more moderately with a 2.8% rise as A-B continues to see Bud Light and Budweiser lose traction amid the popularity of craft beer. Bud Light market share fell 45 bps during Q3, while Budweiser lost 15 bps. The company's mix of sales in the U.S. included a higher percentage of "above premium" brands.
    • Previously: AB InBev raises sales outlook on premium lagers (Oct. 30 2015)
    • Anheuser-Busch is up over 2% in Brussels. BUD ADRs +2.51% premarket in the U.S.
    | Oct. 30, 2015, 8:30 AM | 9 Comments
  • Oct. 30, 2015, 3:59 AM
    • Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), which is planning to buy its nearest rival SABMiller, is raising its forecast for revenue this year due to higher than expected sales of its premium lagers.
    • The brewer now believes revenue per hectolitre will strengthen ahead of inflation, having previously said it would grow in line.
    • Q3 results: Core profit of $4.4B, an overall decline but a 9.6% increase excluding currency and scope changes. Overall volumes rose by 1.5% during the quarter.
    | Oct. 30, 2015, 3:59 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 29, 2015, 5:30 PM
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  • Oct. 28, 2015, 3:56 AM
    • A MegaBrew deal may now take a little longer. SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY) and AB InBev (NYSE:BUD) have received permission to extend negotiations for their potential merger, pushing off a deadline under British takeover rules until Nov. 4.
    • AB InBev is offering £44 per SABMiller share, along with a discounted alternative designed for latter's two largest shareholders, Altria (NYSE:MO) and BevCo, which together own 41% of the target company.
    • Previously: SABMiller expected to ask for merger extension (Oct. 27 2015)
    • Previously: Deadline approaches for MegaBrew deal (Oct. 27 2015)
    | Oct. 28, 2015, 3:56 AM | 4 Comments
  • Oct. 27, 2015, 1:27 PM
    • SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY) intends to ask for an extension with U.K. regulators over a formalized merger proposal from Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -0.4%), reports Bloomberg.
    • Sources indicate that both sides want more time to talk to large shareholders and nail down financing terms.
    • The current deadline is tomorrow at 5:00 P.M. London time.
    • SABMiller fell 0.6% today in London trading.
    • Previously: Deadline approaches for MegaBrew deal (Oct. 27 2015)
    | Oct. 27, 2015, 1:27 PM
  • Oct. 27, 2015, 4:51 AM
    • The clock is ticking for AB InBev (NYSE:BUD) and SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY) to complete discussions for a potential $104B merger.
    • Under British takeover rules, the brewing giants have until today to finalize their "agreement in principle" struck last month.
    • If they're not yet able to complete the deal, it's possible SABMiller will seek permission from British regulators to extend the deadline again.
    | Oct. 27, 2015, 4:51 AM
  • Oct. 21, 2015, 3:59 AM
    • The top two lawmakers on the Senate's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Mike Lee and Amy Klobuchar, plan to hold a hearing on AB InBev's (NYSE:BUD) planned $104.2B takeover of SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY), as regulators weigh concerns surrounding the MegaBrew deal in the U.S.
    • "We want to know what the impact is on American consumers, how it affects small craft brewers to be able to get product to market and how would [AB InBev] ensure this wouldn't have a major impact on price or market entry," said Klobuchar.
    • The hearing hasn't been scheduled but is expected to be held before the end of the year.
    | Oct. 21, 2015, 3:59 AM | 10 Comments
  • Oct. 20, 2015, 9:59 AM
    • Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD) and SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY) will be watching for an important ruling this week from the European Union on tax arrangements in Europe.
    • Larger European nations such as Germany and France are pressuring the EU to tighten up on the friendly rules from smaller countries such as Luxembourg and Belgium. The issue impacts a large number of tax-savvy multinationals - including Apple, Starbucks, and Amazon.
    • Unless a new set of rules are put in place, a combined Anheuser-Busch/SABMiller beer juggernaut should be able to negotiate favorable tax deals.
    • Previously: FT: Starbucks to face large tax repayment in landmark case (Oct. 19 2015)
    | Oct. 20, 2015, 9:59 AM
  • Oct. 15, 2015, 7:45 AM
    • Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) is planning a bond sale of as much as $55B to finance its $106B takeover of SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY, OTCPK:SBMRF), setting a record for debt issuance to fund a corporate acquisition, Bloomberg reports.
    • BUD has lined up seven banks to arrange as much as $70B in financing for the deal,with the remaining $10B-$15B of financing in the form of term loans, according to the report.
    • If the figures are accurate, the bond sale would be the largest ever for a corporate takeover, surpassing Verizon Communications' $49B sale in 2013 to help fund the buyout of Vodafone’s stake in a wireless joint venture.
    | Oct. 15, 2015, 7:45 AM | 10 Comments
  • Oct. 13, 2015, 2:46 AM
    • Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY) have agreed on terms for a takeover, with the world's largest brewer set to pay £44/share for its smaller rival, valuing the group at £69B ($106B).
    • The deal brings one out of every three beers sold worldwide under a single company, and will benefit SABMiller’s two largest shareholders - Altria (NYSE:MO) and BevCo - which account for 41% of the company.
    • Under terms of the agreement, AB InBev would pay a $3B reverse break fee to SABMiller should the transaction fail to clear regulatory hurdles or shareholders don't approve of it.
    • SABMiller +9% in London; BUD +1.9% premarket
    | Oct. 13, 2015, 2:46 AM | 78 Comments
  • Oct. 12, 2015, 9:28 AM
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  • Oct. 11, 2015, 9:04 AM
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  • Oct. 9, 2015, 11:33 AM
    • Labatt Breweries snapped up Canadian craft beer maker Mill Street Brewery for an undisclosed amount.
    • Mill Street is the largest producer of certified organic beer in Canada.
    • Labatt is owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) which has been busy acquiring popular craft breweries in the U.S.
    | Oct. 9, 2015, 11:33 AM
  • Oct. 9, 2015, 9:54 AM
    | Oct. 9, 2015, 9:54 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 8, 2015, 6:26 AM
    • Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) is now looking to rally SABMiller's (OTCPK:SBMRY) shareholders behind its $104B takeover offer, saying the price is higher than the London-based brewer could achieve on its own.
    • "If shareholders agree that we should be in proper discussions, they should voice their views and should not allow the board of SABMiller to let this opportunity slip away," AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito said in a statement.
    • Altria (NYSE:MO), SABMiller's largest shareholder with a 27% stake, is urging the brewer to sit at the negotiating table and appears to have given the bid a green light.
    • Previously: SABMiller formally rejects Anheuser-Busch InBev (Oct. 07 2015)
    | Oct. 8, 2015, 6:26 AM | 9 Comments
Company Description
Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA is engaged in the production, marketing, and distribution of beer. Its brand comprises of Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. It also manufactures non-alcoholic beverages such as bottle water and Ice tea.
Country: Belgium