In response to media speculation about a possible deal, SABMiller confirmed this morning that Anheuser-Busch InBev has made known its intention to acquire the company, CNBC reports. In a statement, SABMiller said that no proposal had yet been received from A-B InBev but that it would respond as appropriate once an offer is made.
SABMiller is the world’s second-largest brewer in terms of sales, with such brands as Blue Moon, Coors, Foster’s, Grolsch, Hamm’s, Leinenkugel’s, Miller, Peroni, Pilsner Urquell, and Strongbow. A-B InBev is the world’s largest brewer in terms of sales. Its brands include Beck’s, Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois. Here’s what a bar stocked with all the beers from both companies would look like.
A combined A-B InBev/SABMiller would have a market value of around $270 billion.
[H/T CNBC ]