The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the beer sector (AB InBev / SABMiller)

MERGERS: COMMISSION APPROVES AB INBEV'S ACQUISITION OF SABMILLER, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS* The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of SABMiller, the world's second largest brewer, by AB InBev, the world's largest brewer. The clearance is conditional on AB InBev selling practically the entire SABMiller beer business in Europe. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy said: "Today's decision will ensure that competition is not weakened in these markets and that EU consumers are not worse off. Europeans buy around 125 billion euros of beer every year, so even a relatively small price increase could cause considerable harm to consumers. It was therefore very important to ensure that AB InBev's takeover of

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European Commission, The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the beer sector (AB InBev / SABMiller), 24 May 2016, e-Competitions Merger Remedies, Art. N° 79810

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