Anheuser-Busch to pay US SEC $6 million to settle India bribery charges

Anheuser-Busch to pay US SEC $6 million to settle India bribery charges
A man walks past the logo of Anheuser-Busch InBev at the brewer's headquarters in Leuven, Belgium February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File photo
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SEC investigation found that Anheuser-Busch InBev SA used third-party sales promoters to make improper payments to officials in India to boost sales and production. (more…)

AB InBev

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On the Chinese market the world giant is represented by subdivision Anheuser-Busch InBev China Co., Ltd. which controls the activity of 16 subsidiaries and joint ventures. They are responsible for beer production and distribution throughout the country managing nearly 50 breweries with the net capacity of 91 mln hl*. Two national and one international brand by AB InBev are well known in China today: Budweiser, Harbin, and Sedrin together account for nearly 73% of the companies’ sales. (more…)

Asahi Mixes Drinks as Japan’s Beer Market Shrinks

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Japan’s beer makers keep a grip on their home markets while branching out abroad.

In an era when Budweiser is sold by a Belgium-based company and California’s Lagunitas IPA is partly Dutch-owned, Japanese beer has remained in Japan’s hands, away from the global consolidation party. (more…)

UK court says SABMiller shareholders can be split into two classes

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SABMiller shareholders can be treated as two separate groups when they vote on the brewer’s 79 billion pound ($103 billion) takeover by Anheuser Busch InBev, a court in London ruled on Tuesday, granting a request from SAB aimed at making the vote as fair as possible. (more…)

InBev-Miller Deal Signals Tougher Merger Scrutiny In China

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The Chinese government used a pair of distinguishing factors in approving Anheuser-Busch In-Bev’s takeover of SABMiller PLC last month that warrant close scrutiny by multinational companies seeking to merge or acquire companies there, practitioners said. (more…)