Anheuser-Busch Inbev: Beer Industry Consolidator

Anheuser-Busch Inbev (BUD) has announced the terms of financing for its $104 billion acquisition of SABMiller for $68 per share (it works out to 44 pounds per share on the London Stock Exchange.) Verizon Communications, which currently holds for the record for one-time corporate borrowing as a result of needing $49 billion to buy out a joint venture with Vodafone in 2013, is about to be surpassed by 3G’s current strategy to take on $70 billion in debt to complete the SABMiller transaction. About $55 billion of debt will come from bond offerings.

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