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Post date: 05/02/2016 - 17:41

Anheuser-Busch InBev and its SABMiller divestments – Focus

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several divestments of SAB assets. Here's a rolling list of the sell-offs A-B InBev has lined up to proceed once it closes the transaction, expected at some point in the second half of this year.

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several divestments of SAB assets. Here's a rolling list of the sell-offs A-B InBev has lined up to proceed once it closes the transaction, expected at some point in the second half of this year.

Coinciding with November's announcement that SAB's board had accepted an improved offer, Molson Coors confirmed that it will buy out SAB from their MillerCoors joint venture in the US. Value - $12bn

One month later, A-B InBev said it would consider offers for the Grolsch, Meantime and Peroni Nastro Azzuro brands. In February, Japan's Asahi Group made an offer for the three brands, with A-B InBev accepting the company's bid in April. Value - $2.87bn

Next on the block was SABMiller's 49% stake in China Resources Snow Breweries. Partner China Resources Beer agreed in March to take full control of the brewer, which owns the world's largest beer brand by volume, Snow. Value - $1.6bn

At the end of April, A-B InBev put the remainder of SAB's European footprint up for sale. All of SAB's assets and brands in Hungary, Romania, Czech, Slovakia and Poland are available for purchase. Estimated value - $5bn-$7bn