The world’s biggest, and the second biggest beer company had concluded a deal which involves the bigger buying the slightly smaller one. The biggest beer company is the Belgian-Brazilian Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), which distributes Stella Artois, Budweiser, and Corona, for example, while the smaller company is the British-South African SABMiller, which is the owner of the Dreher Brewery, consequently the producer of Dreher, Kőbányai, and Arany Ászok.
According to their agreement, AB InBev pays £44 per shares for SABMiller, which is £67.9 billion in total ($104.2 billion). The papers haven’t been signed yet, but SABMillers open with a 9.1% plus on the London stock exchange on Tuesday. It is still possible for the deal to fail, if AB InBev doesn’t receive the necessary permits from the authorities, or if the shareholders vote against the plan. If this happens, the brewery has to pay a $3 billion consolation prize.
If the deal is finalized, the new holding company will have 30% of the global beer market in his hands. This contract can finalize the global beer market, as the four big companies AB InBev, SABMiller, Heineken, and Carlsberg already produce more than half of the world’s total amount of beer.
based on an article of index.hu
translated by Adrienn Sain