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Buffett Backing InBev Bid?


There’s a report that Warren Buffett, Anheuser-Busch’s biggest shareholder, is looking kindly on the InBev offer for the company.

Warren Buffett, the world’s richest man and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., plans to tell Anheuser-Busch Cos. chief August Busch IV that he supports Belgian brewer InBev’s proposed $46.3 billion takeover offer of the Budweiser brewer, according to an article Belgian newspaper De Standard posted on its Web site Tuesday.

Could be just a rumor, but the “business logic” of the deal is looking more and more inevitable to me.

Of course, there’s nothing to say that InBev would “sell the theme parks for parts,” as a friend of mine put it, but that seems to be the pattern in this sort of deal.




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