Experts Predict Merger Of A-B InBev, SABMiller

The Anheuser-Busch logo on a company factory in St. Louis | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Anheuser-Busch InBev, owner of St. Louislogo on a company factory in St. Louis | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Industry experts are predicting a $100-billion merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller could take place within the next year.

Talk about A-B InBev buying SABMiller has been circulating for some time, but with A-B InBev returning to comfortable debt ratios after its $20 billion acquisition of Grupo Modelo, speculation is heating up once again.

A-B InBev, the parent company of St. Louis-based Anheuser Busch, reported a 14 percent increase in revenue for the third quarter, driven up by the addition of new brands from its acquisition of Grupo Modelo. The company said it was “not satisfied” with its 2013 performance, but that it would “remain focused on what we can impact and influence and on doing the right things to build a healthy business for the long term.”

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