Coca Cola buys African bottling from Anheuser-Busch InBev for $3.15 billion

4 years, 2 months ago - December 21, 2016
Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell its majority stake in Africa's largest Coke bottler to the Coca Cola Company for $3.15 billion, the final planned divestment following its purchase of rival brewer SABMiller.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell its majority stake in Africa’s largest Coke bottler to the Coca Cola Company for $3.15 billion, the final planned divestment following its purchase of rival brewer SABMiller.

The world’s largest beer maker and Coca Cola said in a joint statement on Wednesday that they had agreed the transfer of AB InBev’s 54.5 percent stake in Coca-Cola Beverages (CCBA).

CCBA has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana, Mayotte and Comoros.

The companies have also reached an agreement in principle for Coca Cola to acquire AB InBev’s interest in bottling operations in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, El Salvador and Honduras for an undisclosed amount.

Text by Financial Express
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