Blog: Olly WehringGrupo Modelo - what gives?

Olly Wehring | 20 June 2008

Startling news to end the week on came in earlier this afternoon. The CEO of Grupo Modelo has quit his post on the board of Anheuser-Busch.

So, what's going on there, then? Neither side will say any more, but could it be, as one analyst reckons, that "Grupo Modelo doesn't want to get in the middle of the negotiations between InBev and A-B"?

Or has there been a falling-out between Carlos Fernandez and A-B? The US brewer has been rumoured to be looking to bid for the Mexican company, with A-B currently holding a 50%, non-controlling stake. The Fernandez family, which owns the other half and runs the company, is thought to prefer keeping Modelo in Mexican hands.

Curiouser and curiouser - what do you think?

Let us know.


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