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AB InBev's SABMiller acquisition - Timetable

On 29 July, Anheuser-Busch InBev's intended acquisition of SABMiller overcame two major hurdles - clearance from the Chinese authorities and...


Andy Morton | 29 Jul 2016

"If you Brexit, you fix it," was the joke doing the rounds after the UK voted to leave the European Union. But is it too late to fix Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller? 


Olly Wehring | 27 Jul 2016

On Friday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will announce its second-quarter and half-year results. Here, just-drinks looks at the global beer company's activities in the three months to the end of June.


Stephen Beaumont | 21 Jul 2016

Regardless of what country you choose or in which time period it is framed, three words can be used to characterise most early craft beer development: small, undercapitalised and ale. As much as the first two are fairly obvious – we didn't call it 'microbrewing' for nothing, and pretty much all small-scale start-ups are underfunded – the third, ale, is somewhat less self-evident. It is nevertheless directly related to its predecessors.


Olly Wehring | 21 Jul 2016

Earlier today, SABMiller released a trading update, with sales in the three months to the end of June rising by 2% year-on-year. Here, just-drinks looks at the company's top-line performance by region.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 3 Nov 2015

Two months ago, Tom Kile-Hartshorn's digital marketing agency, Nation, won the right to handle Grolsch's global digital content and social media platforms. 


James Wilmore | 4 Nov 2014

Sue Clark has spent the last two-and-a-half years heading up SABMiller's European business. It's been a tough introduction to the world of P&L, after ten years in a corporate affairs role. Here, just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore speaks to Clark on how she manages the region, her aim to attract more women to beer and her intriguing hobby.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 26 Aug 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to start cutting 5,500 jobs from its combined global workforce once it completes its takeover of SABMiller.


Olly Wehring | 23 Aug 2016

SABMiller’s shareholders will be split into two camps to vote next month on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed takeover.


Andy Morton | 12 Aug 2016

SABMiller has confirmed its Carlton and United Breweries CEO, Ari Mervis, will leave the Australian unit after the Anheuser-Busch InBev takeover.


Andy Morton | 4 Aug 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev's executive committee will retain only one SABMiller employee as it prepares a clear-out of the takeover target's staff and global offices.


Lucy Britner | 2 Aug 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it expects to close the purchase of SABMiller on 10 October. 


Andy Morton | 2 Aug 2016

MillerCoors has blamed shipment timings for a weak Q2 that dragged down the first-half, but praised its light beer performance.


Lucy Britner | 29 Jul 2016

SABMiller has said its board intends to recommend Anheuser-Busch InBev's revised offer of GBP45 per share. 


Lucy Britner | 29 Jul 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has received conditional approval from China's Ministry of Commerce for the purchase of SABMiller. 


Olly Wehring | 27 Jul 2016

SABMiller has put its integration talks with Anheuser-Busch InBev on hold, just-drinks understands.


Andy Morton | 26 Jul 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has upped its offer for SABMiller to GBP79bn (US$103bn) after investor pressure forced it to sweeten its terms. 


Andy Morton | 25 Jul 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev wants to offload SABMiller's Eastern European beer assets as one package rather than piecemeal, according to a report.


Andy Morton | 21 Jul 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to drop a controversial US wholesaler incentive scheme to comply with conditions for its takeover of SABMiller.


Andy Morton | 21 Jul 2016

MillerCoors has expanded its US craft beer portfolio with a majority stake in Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co.


Andy Morton | 21 Jul 2016

US anti-trust authorities have sought to rein in Anheuser-Busch InBev's distribution clout in the country, as they gave conditional approval to the brewer's SABMiller takeover.


Olly Wehring | 21 Jul 2016

A strong three months in Europe has helped SABMiller post a 2% lift in sales in its fiscal first quarter.


Andy Morton | 19 Jul 2016

An influx of investors into SABMiller may force Anheuser-Busch InBev to raise its takeover bid by as much as US$7bn in the next few weeks, an analyst has said.


Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2016

SABMiller's Kenyan unit has paid an "administrative penalty" after distributor contracts in the country were found to breach anti-trust laws.


Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


Andy Morton | 6 Jul 2016

China Resources Beer aims to raise HKD9.5bn (US$1.2bn) in a share sale to help fund the purchase of SABMiller's stake in its Snow beer joint-venture.


Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2016

SABMiller's Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) joint-venture opened for business at the weekend, marking the end of a 19-month-long journey to its creation.


Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2016

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has handed down conditional approval of Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of SABMiller.


Andy Morton | 27 Jun 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay Kirin up to AUD300m (US$223m) in compensation after terminating a distribution agreement in Australia.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2015

With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.


Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2015

While analysts mull the numbers of Anheuser-Busch InBev's impending offer for SABMiller, there's a timely reminder in The Times newspaper this week that the proposed deal may yet fall victim to other vagaries.

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