Markets react to possible A-B InBev merger with SABMiller

The Anheuser-Busch logo on a company factory in St. Louis | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Anheuser-Busch parent company A-B InBev is once again at the center of major merger talks. |Courtesy of Creative Commons

Heineken’s rejection of a takeover bid by SABMiller has revived speculation about deals that could reshape the global beer business. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is actively seeking $122 billion in financing to acquire No. 2 SABMiller. While some analysts were skeptical of an imminent combination of the world’s top two brewers, markets reacted Monday as though a major deal was brewing. St. Louis serves as the North American headquarters for A-B InBev.

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