AB InBev's EU Fix Shows Merging Giants Must Pick Battles

Law360, New York (May 24, 2016, 9:48 PM EDT) -- The European Commission's Tuesday approval of AB InBev's $100 billion merger with SABMiller comes with a tough remedy that essentially blocks the brewing giants from combining their European businesses, demonstrating that companies in global megamergers might have to surrender on some fronts to win the broader antitrust war, experts say.

The EC conditionally approved the megamerger, saying that the divestiture package offered by AB InBev and SABMiller quelled competitive concerns. (Credit: AP) The conditional approval was good news for Anheuser-Busch InBev SA and SABMiller PLC, which...
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