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Old 06-11-2008, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default Uh-Oh, Monoply? (A-B Bid by InBev)

IN-BEV makes unsolicited bid for Anheiser-Busch.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/24/bu...rssnyt&emc=rss

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Old 06-12-2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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Old news....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gtsearch...sa=Search#1005

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Old 06-12-2008, 02:14 PM   #3
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Default Anheuser-Busch For Sale???

http://www.usatoday.com/money/indust...v_N.htm?csp=34

NEW YORK — Anheuser-Busch (BUD), the biggest U.S. brewer and third worldwide by volume, said Wednesday that it received an unsolicited $46.3 billion takeover bid from Belgium-based InBev, No. 2 worldwide.

A-B announced after the U.S. markets' close that it had "received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from InBev to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Anheuser-Busch for $65 per share in cash."

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It's a publicly traded company, so technically it's always "for sale"...the Busch family does not have sufficient control to stop it, and there are no anti-takeover measures (poison pills, etc.) in place. If the shareholders want to sell, it's sold.

Been rumored (and discussed here) for awhile now.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=66869
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=67540
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?p=705699

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I think it has the most to do with the terrible shape of the dollar. There is no way InBev could afford a deal like this if the dollar was not so weak.

Bud's brand recognition and distribution know-how are amazingly valuable. If InBev can put Stella on every shelf right next to Bud, and scale up production of Stella without losing the perception of quality, I coudn't see their sales doing anything but skyrocketing.

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Not exactly. The rumor has been around for a while but the offer wasn't made until yesterday.

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080611/anheu...nbev.html?.v=1

My take on it is who cares? Other than the stockholders and all the employees that are going to get laid off.

I can't even drink the majority of their crap. It makes my head feel like it's going to explode.
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I can't even drink the majority of their crap. It makes my head feel like it's going to explode.
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I'm hoping that this is a case of bad movie physics in that the Giant Ant will collapse under it's own weight.

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Not likely to collapse. An interesting proposal.

I remember when South African Breweries took over Miller. Prognostications of gloom and doom were rampant. Not much happened at all.

I remember when Guinness's parent company, Diageo, bought and took over the Stroh/Pabst brewery in Fogelsville, PA. Doom and gloom were predicted. Yeah, they used that plant to 'brew' Smirnoff Ice, but that only lasted a couple of years (long enough for the alco-pop craze to die back), and now that plant is owned by...

Horrors!

...a craft brewer: Boston Beer.

What's my point? Glad you asked. There's room for everyone in this market. One of the important points made in both articles is that sales of A/B's core brands have suffered in recent years against the resurgence of consumers desiring flavor - i.e., wine, import-beer and craft-beer drinkers. Well-run larger craft breweries are expanding - vis., Yuengling's purchase of a large plant in Florida to increase penetration in the Southeast, and the aforementioned Boston Beer purchase.

It's easy to worry when the story is about the merging of two already bloated companies into a mega-colossus. But such a merger isn't going to hurt the market. It's not going to drive craft beer back into Jim Koch's kitchen. It simply means that two gigantic makers of watery blandness get to further increase their economies of scale.

Look at it this way - you can make keggles out of stylish Stella Artois 1/2-bbls, not Bud Light!

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^^^I tend to agree, but there always is the AOL/Time/Warner, Enron, Worldcomm.

Big companies can implode.

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