Comic Stephen Wright once said, “You can’t have everything (long pause), where would you put it?”
This morning I’m wondering where InBev SA is going to put all that Bud?
Yes, I guess it is official: the King of Beers is now InBev SA. (Yes, that is a Photoshop "artist rendering" of what we might soon see).
AB said early Monday it had agreed to a sweetened $52 billion takeover bid from InBev. $52 Billion!? Is that all?
InBev is now not only the largest brewer in the world, but it says it will be the world's third-largest consumer products company by market capitalization (whatever that mean) after P& G of the United States and Nestle of Switzerland.
InBev said it plans to use
A lot of Americans are as pissed as a middle aged man who has had too many Buds! “It’s not what this country was founded on!” they’re screaming.
What? Hell, it was a global economy that founded this country.
Trade. We exported. We imported.
Someone once told me that business exists pretty much for two reasons:
To do what you do better than anyone else (or at least strive for that).
To make a profit! If you’re not making a profit, it’s just a hobby!
I really don’t have a moral to this story other than to say that
InBev, this Bud’s for you!
Sir Bowie of Greenbriar.