Beer Industry

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"Belgium is home to one of worlds largest and most prestigious beer brewing companies. This company is known as InBev, and is located in Leuven, Belgium. InBev distributes beer in over 130 countries, and employs over 89,000 people worldwide. Belgium is known to produce some of the finest beer in the world, and there are many loyal customers that live in the country to help keep the business thriving.

InBev is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev. The company existed independently for several years - since the merger between Interbrew and Ambev and until the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch.In 2006 it had a market capitalization of €30.6 billion and net profit of €3.2 billion on sales of €13.3 billion.

On July 13, 2008, InBev agreed to buy Anheuser-Busch for a total value of $52 billion, which would create a new company to be named Anheuser-Busch InBev. It was reported that Anheuser will get two seats on the combined board. To obtain antitrust approval in the United States, InBev agreed to divest itself of the company that imports Labatt's beer, another InBev brand, into the United States; this transaction was completed on March 13, 2009.

The all-cash agreement, for $70 per share, or almost $52 billion, would create the world's largest brewer, uniting the maker of Budweiser and Michelob with the producer of Stella Artois, Bass and Brahma. The two companies would have yearly sales of more than $36.4 billion, surpassing the current number one brewer, London based SABMiller."

Sources:

http://internationalbusiness.wikia.com/wiki/Strengths/Weaknesses_with_Brewing_in_Belgium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InBev