Analysts at Susquehanna say Coca-Cola could be the next takeover target for Anheuser-Busch InBev if the company decides to move into soft drinks after its pending merger with SABMiller.
Analysts also say Coca-Cola’s profitability could be improved through better pricing in the U.S. and refranchising initiatives.
A-B InBev’s pending $108 billion acquisition of rival brewer SABMiller recently received clearance from regulators in India. The companies also need to win regulatory approvals in China, Australia, the U.S., the European Union, South Africa and Colombia.
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