The Colombian government’s drunk- driving crackdown, which has included fines of up to $14,000 and jail sentences as long as 18 years, is taking a toll on the nation’s biggest beer seller: SABMiller Plc.
The Wall Street bankers behind Comcast Corp.’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc., a surprise end-run around veteran media dealmaker John Malone, drew from experience on some of the past decades’ biggest deals, including the RJR-Nabisco buyout made famous in “Barbarians at the Gate.”
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV agreed to pay $5.8 billion for South Korea’s Oriental Brewery Co. Ltd., regaining control of a company that became the Asian nation’s biggest brewer under KKR & Co. and Affinity Equity Partners Ltd.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world’s biggest brewer, is seeking to buy South Korea’s Oriental Brewery Co. Ltd. from KKR & Co. and Affinity Equity Partners Ltd., said two people with knowledge of the matter.
Banks from JPMorgan Chase & Co. to Banco Itau BBA SA are opening offices and hiring in Mexico, Colombia and Peru as Brazil’s share of the Latin American investment-banking fee pool falls to a record low.
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV and U.S. regulators are proceeding with talks to allow the company to acquire Grupo Modelo SAB even after the government filed a lawsuit to stop it, said people familiar with the matter.