InBev's Brazilian unit AmBev has finalised a deal to up its stake in Argentina's largest brewery, Quinsa.

InBev said today (9 August) that AmBev had bought shares in Quinsa owned by Beverages Associates Corp. for US$1.25bn. The deal takes AmBev's interest in Quinsa from 56.7% to 91.2%. The agreement, first announced in April, marked the last stage of a deal signed in 2002 when AmBev acquired an initial stake in Quinsa.

InBev said: "AmBev expects the transaction to increase synergies between the operations of Quinsa and AmBev throughout Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile. The transaction reflects AmBev's commitment to grow in these markets."