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The Wall Street Journal reports that Belgian beer manufacturer InBev NV is considering an unsolicited acquisition bid for US beer icon Anheuser-Busch that likely would exceed $45 billion.

If such a deal were to go through, the Journal writes, it would create a company that would together “control 300 brands on six continents, brewing 10 billion gallons of beer each year.”

However, Anheuser-Busch is said to be cool to such an offer, though the Journal notes that not all members of the Busch family may be on the same page when it comes to maintaining the status quo vs. enhancing shareholder value.
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