SOLD! Bye Bye Busch

It’s a done deal. InBev is buying Anheuser-Busch.

Lotsa questions now. Whither the theme parks? What about A-B’s corporate philanthropy on behalf of conservation and animal rescue? My guess: Since in Europe the government does the lion’s share of philanthropy and looking after the social welfare, Busch’s commitment to the environment will seem quaint and expendable to the new owners.

And what about A-B’s patriotic efforts to salute and support our troops? Will InBev see this as fat just waiting to be cut out of the budget? God, I hope not.

UPDATE: The new company will be called Anheuser Busch InBev, so the Busch name will survive.

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