A-B InBev faces in-depth U.S. antitrust review on SABMiller deal

U.S. antitrust officials began an in-depth investigation of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s planned takeover of SABMiller, seeking additional information related to the deal.

The Justice Department’s antitrust division recently issued a so-called second request to the beer maker, according to the company. The inquiry, a move by the Justice Department that was expected by the companies, lengthens the review of how the combination will affect competition and prices for beer.

The Justice Department is among competition authorities across the world who must sign off on the $110 billion takeover that combines the world’s biggest brewers. The enlarged company would account for about half the industry’s profit and almost a third of all beer sold worldwide.

Read more: Bloomberg


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