Heineken Brazil will be constructing a new USD 171 million (BRL 350 million) brewery in Itumbiara (Goias) which is scheduled to open in early 2018. The new facility will have a capacity of 3.5 million hectoliters annually, producing Kaiser, Kaiser Radler, Sun Premium, Bavaria, Heineken and Desperados.

$108 billion brewing mega deal needs to be approved by U.S., EU and others

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s formal agreement to buy SABMiller PLC for about $108 billion sets in motion a complicated, yearlong process of winning regulatory approval around the world.

Ambev SA, the Brazilian unit of Belgium's Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, announced on November 10, 2015 it agreed to buy the Canadian rights to beer and cider brands owned by Canada's Mark Anthony Group for $350 million.

On November 11 2015, Molson Coors Brewing Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV to purchase SABMiller plc's 58% stake in MillerCoors, the joint venture formed in the United States by SABMiller and Molson Coors in 2008.

AB InBev has formalized a £71bn / $107bn offer for SABMiller, which will see SABMiller’s stake in MillerCoors sold off to address regulatory issues.

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The road ahead is not simple for AB InBev and SABMiller

The biggest deal in the history of the drinks industry has been given the green light, as Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up the US$107.3bn takeover of SABMiller. But, the road ahead looks rocky, with competition issues, market tussles and potentially more divestment in the coming months.


Danish brewer Carlsberg announced to slash 2000 jobs or about 15 percent of its white-collar work force, after posting a 4.5 billion kronor ($650 million) loss in the third quarter due to poor performance in Russian, British and Chinese markets.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the long-expected purchase of SABMiller, with talks between the two finally securing a deal.

The companies said in a joint statement on November 11, 2015 that a new Belgian company, called Newco, will acquire SABMiller. AB InBev will also merge into Newco. The transaction, comprising a cash offer of GBP44 per share and a 'partial share alternative', values SABMiller at around GBP71bn (US$107.3bn).

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed in principle to acquire global rival SABMiller in the biggest ever deal in drinks history, and one of the top five in the corporate world. But it has been a long path to today's historic news. Below is a digest of the most significant moments in the creation of “MegaBrew”.

May 2002: South African Breweries (SAB) buys Miller Brewing from tobacco giant Philip Morris to create what was, at that time, the world's second largest beer group behind Anheuser-Busch.