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AB InBev to divest seven of its beer brands to CCU in Argentina

AB InBev has agreed to transfer seven of its beer brands in Argentina to Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (CCU) as part of a post-merger condition for its takeover of SABMiller in 2016, Argentina’ production ministry announced on Wednesday.

As part of the proposed divestment by AB InBev which received the blessing of the Argentine National Competition Defense Commission, the brewer will transfer seven of its brands, notably – Isenbeck, Dioasa, Norte, Iguana and Baltica beer brands, as well as the licenses to Warsteiner and Grolsch brands to CCU, a Chilean brewer with operations in Argentina.

New $250m Sagamu brewery to commence operation by mid-year – AB InBev

Belgian brewer AB InBev has said it is nearing completion of its new $250 million Sagamu brewery and expects it to go into operation by mid-year.

The announcement was made by Ricardo Tadeu, AB InBev’s head of operation for Africa on Thursday in South Africa.

“For the long term, in five to 10 years, Africa will be an important growth driver for the global company,” he said.

AB InBev full year profit soars on solid performance of its global brands and revenue enhancing initiatives

AB InBev reported full year surge in profits for the 2017 financial, helped by global premiumization and revenue management initiatives. Profits soared to $8 billion from $4.9bn in 2016.

The beer giant said that the combined revenues of its three global brands – Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona grew 9.8%.

AB InBev ready to take on NB, Guinness

International Breweries Plc (“IBPLC”), the Nigerian unit of Belgian brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev said, it was battle-ready to take on its competitors in the Nigerian market – Nigerian Breweries Plc and Guinness Nigeria Plc. IBPlc on Thursday finalized a three-way merger with its sister companies, Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries Limited.

International Breweries completes three-way merger; lists 5.3bn additional shares on Stock Exchange

International Breweries Plc, on Thursday notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) that it has listed 5.3bn additional shares on the Exchange, capping what has been a grueling six months for the firm to merge with its sister companies, Intafact Beverages Limited and Pabod Breweries Limited.

The brewing company which is an indirect subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev and the only listed company on the NSE out of the three merging entities notified dealing members of the Nigerian Stock Exchange of the additional share listing.

AB InBev Mexican unit to build world’s second largest brewery

Grupo Modelo, Mexico’s largest brewer and a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced plans to construct a new brewery considered the world’s second largest at a cost of 14 billion Mexican pesos ($755 million). The brewery will be located in the city of Alpan, Hidalgo in central Mexico.

The construction of the brewery is expected to be completed by March 2019 and will have the capacity to produce nine million bottles of beer per day, according to Grupo Modelo Chief Executive, Mauricio Leyva.

Grupo Modelo, which produces beer brands such as Corona Extra, Pacifico, Modelo and Victoria among others, said that the construction of the brewery will create 3,000 jobs and “more than 1,200 direct permanent jobs during the operation phase.”

AB InBev replaces North American operation head as US beer sales continue to fall

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced on Monday the appointment of a new North American head, Michel Donkeris to replace João Castro Neves, a 20-year veteran of the Belgian/Brazilian brewer as beer sales in the U.S., the company’s most important market continue to lag.

The company said in a statement that Mr. Neves who had been in charge of the North American division for two years would be leaving the company “to pursue other opportunities” and thanked him for his 22-years “distinguished career” at the firm.

AB InBev maintains momentum in Q3; post 50% profit rise in nine months

Anheuser-Busch InBev said on Thursday that revenue in the nine months to the end of September grew 4.1% to $42bn and 3.6% to $14.7bn in the third quarter alone.

The maker of Budweiser and Corona said that its growth was fueled by SABMiller’s former operations and by revenue management initiatives and continued premiumization. The brewer noted that total beer volumes fell 0.3% in the nine months to the end of September and declined 1.2% in the third quarter.

AB InBev to sell stake in Zambia’s National Breweries to Zimbabwe’s Delta Corp

Delta Corporation, Zimbabwe’s largest brewer and a unit of AB InBev said on Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in National Breweries of Zambia.

In a released statement, Delta said that equity is being acquired from Heinrich’s Syndicate, also a subsidiary of AB InBev.

“The equity is being acquired from Heinrich’s Syndicate, a subsidiary of AB InBev. The transaction is subject to various regulatory approvals. The impact of this transaction is currently being determined but is not material for Delta,” said Alex Makamure, Delta’s Company Secretary.

AB InBev completes divestment of interest in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev announced on Wednesday that it had completed the sale of its 54.5% equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the continents largest Coke bottler to The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) for $3.15bn after customary adjustments, as announced on December 21, 2016.

CCBA was formed in 2016 through the merger of SABMiller’s African non-alcoholic beverage interest with The Coca-Cola Company’s South African operations and the Gutsche Family Investments, the owners of South African-based Coca-Cola Sabco.