A-B InBev may have to sell $7 billion of beer brands for SABMiller deal

SABMiller beers | Courtesy of SABMiller
SABMiller beers | Courtesy of SABMiller

Anheuser-Busch InBev could need to sell nearly $7 billion of beer brands in order to gain the approvals needed for its $107 billion acquisition of SABMiller.

To pave the way for the deal, the breweries already have negotiated for Molson Coors Brewing Co. to acquire SABMiller’s interest in Miller Coors in a deal valued at $12 billion. A-B InBev may also be forced to sell SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch brands in Britain, its stake in Turkish brewer Efes as well some some interests in China.

A-B InBev and SABMiller announced last week that they had come to terms on a $107 billion merger deal.

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