I know that I said I’d write no more about the AB-InBv deal, but that was before I got the latest edition of Street Talk, an email newsletter sent out by beer (and, now, wine and tequila) importer Distinguished Brands Inc. In reporting the done deal, Street Talk came up with the following choice line:
“AB heir apparent, August Busch IV, was vehement that a sale would not happen 'on my watch.' Yet when InBev sweetened the pot by $5 billion the IVth apparently sold his watch.”
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