22 Facts About Anheuser-Busch InBev


AB InBev has a global functional management office in New York City, and regional headquarters in Sao Paulo, London, St Louis, Mexico City, Bremen, Johannesburg and others.

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In October 2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced a successful all-cash bid to acquire South African multinational competitor SABMiller; the merger was concluded in October 2016.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev was expected to have a 28 percent market share of global volume beer sales in 2017, according to Euromonitor International.

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AB InBev was formed following the merger of American brewer Anheuser-Busch and Belgian-Brazilian brewer InBev, which in turn is a merger of AmBev and Interbrew.

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In 2008, the acquisition by InBev of Anheuser-Busch was completed, creating Anheuser-Busch InBev, expanding on InBev's previous status as the world's largest brewer, creating one of the top five consumer products companies in the world.

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Under the terms of the merger agreement, all shares of Anheuser-Busch InBev were acquired for US$70 per share in cash, for an aggregate of US$52 billion.

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In 2013, Anheuser-Busch InBev joined other alcohol producers in signing the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking's producers' commitments, an initiative to reducing harmful drinking.

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On 21 July 2017, Anheuser-Busch InBev continued its investment in the non-alcohol beverage sector with the purchase of energy drink company Hiball.

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In December 2018, Anheuser-Busch InBev partnered with cannabis producer Tilray to begin researching cannabis infused non-alcoholic beverages with Tilray subsidiary, High Park Company.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev is the largest brewing company in the United States and employs over 30,000 people.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev was one of the largest theme park operators in the United States with ten parks throughout the United States.

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In October 2009, AB Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the sale of its Busch Entertainment theme park division to The Blackstone Group for $2.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev had been investigating a sale of Busch Entertainment since the merger with AB InBev.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev was the second largest brewery company in the world.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev employed close to 89,000 people, running operations in over 30 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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In 2013, AB Anheuser-Busch InBev opened its Bud Analytics Lab in Research Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which develops data research and innovation to solve problems ranging from assortment optimization, social media, and market trends to large scale data initiatives.

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AB Anheuser-Busch InBev owns 24 percent of Anadolu Efes from its SABMiller acquisition, with the joint venture being consolidated in Anadolu Efes books, whilst being treated as an equity investment by AB Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev is controlled by Belgian families Vandamme, de Mevius and de Spoelberch, who as of 2015 owned a combined 28.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev classified its brands as Global Brands, International Brands, and Local Champions.

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The year before Anheuser-Busch InBev already bound the owner of "Casa Mia" by contract to interpose at any sign of political activities.

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On 21 March 2019, AB InBev subsidiary Anheuser-Busch was sued for false advertising by rival MillerCoors over a Bud Light commercial that aired during the 2019 Super Bowl.

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The suit alleges that Anheuser-Busch InBev is using "false and misleading statements" to confuse health-conscious consumers into thinking the beers contain high-fructose corn syrup, which has been linked with obesity.

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