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U.S.: Has the AB InBev-Modelo merger hit a roadblock?

 |  October 14, 2012

Antitrust regulators from the Justice Department have been wary of the $20 billion deal between Anheuser-Busch InBev and Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo. The deal would give beer giant A-B InBev ownership of America’s most popular import label: Corona. Antitrust concerns have come to light since the buyout was announced in June, as A-B could essentially see huge profits unhindered by competition. The deal is also under pressure by strict merger laws in the current administration, and by opposition from smaller competitors, who are able to gain the regulator’s support. The upcoming election is probably going to be the biggest impediment to the deal, and might even dampen A-B InBev’s enthusiasm for winning full control of Corona.

Full Content: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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