The U.S. Justice Department signed off on the merger, with a few conditions. SAB Miller must “divest itself of the worldwide rights to Miller Beer brands,” reported Consumerist, which means that the company will no longer sell any Miller products once the merger officially goes through.
AB InBev, in turn, is prohibited from providing incentives or rewards to distributors for selling a larger percentage of its beer in comparison to its competitors, Bloomberg detailed. Additionally, the company is required to notify antitrust officials if it purchases a craft brewer in the future, despite the size of the brewery.
The merger has already been approved by regulators in South Africa and Europe. The brewers still need clearance from China in order to seal the deal.
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