Belgians Eye $46B Anheuser-Busch Takeover

InBev prepared to go hostile to grab control of American brewing giant
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 6:51 PM CDT
Anheuser-Busch, maker of Budweiser, could be the target of a $46 billion takeover bid by Belgian brewer InBev.   (AP Photo/James A. Finley, file)
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(Newser) – A Belgian brewing giant whose brands include Stella Artois is contemplating a $46 billion takeover of Anheuser-Busch, the Financial Times reports today. If CEO August Busch IV denies Belgium's InBev, as he reportedly did in October, the company may go directly to shareholders. InBev is also contemplating a partnership with SABMiller (Miller and other beers) should its Anheuser plan fall flat.