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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities by Donald DePamphilis

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Chapter 17

Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

Analysis and Valuation

Courage is not the absence of fear. It is doing the thing you fear the most.

— Rick Warren

Inside M&A: inbev buys an american icon for $52 billion

For many Americans, Budweiser is synonymous with American beer, and American beer is synonymous with Anheuser-Busch. Ownership of the American icon changed hands on July 14, 2008, when beer giant Anheuser-Busch agreed to be acquired by Belgian brewer InBev for $52 billion in an all-cash deal. The combined firms would have annual revenue of about $36 billion and control about 25% of the global beer market and 40% of the U.S. market. The purchase is the largest in a wave of consolidations in the global beer industry, reflecting ...

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