With InBev-Modelo Deal, DOJ Antitrust Chief Sends Message

Law360, New York (April 19, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT) -- In forcing Anheuser-Busch InBev NV to sell Grupo Modelo SAB de CV's entire U.S. business to win clearance to buy the $20 billion Mexican brewer, new antitrust chief Bill Baer on Friday demonstrated a willingness to flex his agency’s litigation muscle to extract costly remedies in merger cases.

When AB InBev originally took its $20.1 billion Modelo deal to the agency, it offered a far more limited fix that would have given Constellation Brands Inc. full control over the joint venture that distributes Modelo's popular imports...
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