Date Announced: 06/10/2008
client: Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
Status: Closed – 11/2008
Value: $61.2 billion Read the case study
On November 18, 2008, InBev SA (“InBev,” ENXTBR: INB), an independent brewer with operations in 30 countries, acquired Anheuser-Busch Companies (“Anheuser-Busch,” NYSE: BUD), a premier producer and distributor of beer in the United States and internationally, representing the largest all cash deal in history. On June 11, 2008, InBev made an unsolicited takeover offer of $65.00 per share for Anheuser-Busch and Anheuser-Busch’s board formally rejected InBev’s proposal, claiming it substantially undervalued the U.S. beer maker. InBev later raised its all cash offer for Anheuser-Busch to $70.00 per share. Anheuser-Busch agreed to the revised proposal on
July 13, 2008 and entered into a definitive merger agreement with InBev. The successful completion of the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch created the global leader in beer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to Anheuser-Busch.