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THE WORLD’S 2 BIGGEST BEER COMPANIES ARE MERGING. HOLD ONTO YOUR BUTTS.

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Outlet: Thrillist

Well, it happened. After a month of acquisition rumors and spurned offers, SABMiller agreed to terms of a $104-billion acquisition bid from Anheuser-Busch InBev in mid-October, according to a statement from SABMiller. The sale must still be approved by regulators in the UK (SABMiller is traded on the London exchange), but if it holds up, we’ll be looking at a massive new corporation with around $55 billion in annual sales and control of nearly a third of the world’s beer.

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