InBev, A-B rumors run hot

May 24th, 2008 | Posted by Real Beer

“Brew Blog” summarizes the skinny from the Financial Times that it looks InBev had plans for an outright takeover of Anheuser-Busch.

And the big question if InBev pulls the trigger on its bid is whether it will go hostile — and whether fifth-generation brewer August Busch IV will be willing to sell the company that bears the family name.

A highly detailed report in the Financial Times — which laid out the terms of the putative offer ($65 per share) as well as names of banks and advisers involved — notes that InBev approached August Busch IV in October about a deal.

An offer of $65 a share for A-B is a nearly 24% premium over Thursday’s closing price of $52.58.

InBev is looking pretty serious about this.

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4 Responses to “InBev, A-B rumors run hot”

  1. m Says:

    Nope. Won’t happen. Augie’s in it for the family.

  2. av8rbrad Says:

    I agree. He loves the fact that it’s a family tradition.

  3. theakston Says:

    If they were for tradition over profit they wouldn’t brew such p1$$water now would they?

  4. Bud Lover Says:

    Hey maybe if we let A-B and Imbev know that we are in favor of an American owned and operated company, the deal might not go through. I for one buy their products for that reason. Check out and sign the online petition!