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DOJ Stance On $100B Beer Deal Caps AB InBev Expansion

Law360, New York (July 21, 2016, 9:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice doled out a series of restrictions on Anheuser Busch InBev’s future distribution and acquisition practices to alleviate competition concerns over the brewing behemoth’s more than $100 billion acquisition of No. 2 brewer SABMiller PLC, a less common approach that opens up the playing field for craft brewers but may be difficult to fully enforce, experts say.

Aside from the DOJ’s requirement that AB InBev follow through on a $12 billion divestiture of SABMiller’s U.S. holding, its interest in MillerCoors LLC —...
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