JOHANNESBURG, May 31- The world's largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev gained conditional approval on Tuesday for its $100 billion- plus acquisition of SABMiller from South African anti-trust regulators, bringing the deal closer to fruition. Jobs are a major issue in South Africa, where unemployment is over 25 percent and income disparities are glaring, and... » Read More
Kirill Androsov, managing director of Altera Capital, explains why the Russian airline company Aeroflot decided not to acquire bankrupt rival Transaero.
Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange, says big mergers, like the deal between beer companies SABMiller and AB InBev, indicate a sign of corporate confidence in the global economy.
Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, says AB InBev wants to acquire SABMiller in order to gain access to the African alcohol market due to its long-term growth prospects.
Joe Tucci, EMC chairman & CEO, and Michael Dell, Dell chairman & CEO, discuss how they plan to make the transaction between the two companies work.
Joe Tucci, EMC chairman & CEO, discusses the benefits of expanding its business in a private company like Dell and why there's value in combining the companies.
We will do our duty to get the best deal for the shareholders, says Joe Tucci, EMC chairman & CEO. And Michael Dell, Dell chairman & CEO, says there is no better combination in the industry.
Michael Dell, Dell chairman & CEO, and Joe Tucci, EMC chairman & CEO, discuss how the changing tech landscape is providing enormous opportunities ahead in IT.
This is about bringing together complimentary technologies, says Michael Dell, Dell chairman & CEO, discussing how Dell and EMC came to put together the mega tech deal, with Joe Tucci, EMC chairman & CEO.
EMC is preparing to unveil an agreement to be acquired by Dell as early as Monday but also planning to seek out other suitors, according to sources.
Dell's deal for EMC could be one on the largest leveraged buyouts ever, report's CNBC's David Faber.
Dell's deal for EMC could be one on the largest leveraged buyouts ever, report's David Faber with the latest details.
Dan Ives, FBR Capital Markets, weighs in on a potential deal between PC-maker Dell and cloud computing company EMC.
Kirsty Wilson, global research editor at Mergermarket, explains why M&A activity shouldn't slow if the Bank of England raises rates, but a Brexit could be problematic.
Spiros Malandrakis, senior alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, explains why AB InBev’s bid was more of an account-inspired deal than a consumer trend-based one.
Andrew Holland, European and U.S. beverage research analyst at Societe Generale, explains why stakeholders want SABMiller to keep AB InBev's offer on the table.
Francesco Curto, head of CROCI investment strategy & valuation group at Deutsche Bank, says AB InBev's attempt to acquire SABMiller is a defensive move and is a sign that markets are struggling to achieve sustainable, organic revenue growth.
Despite economic uncertainties, M&A targets in Asia totaled $770.9 billion, overtaking Europe as the second most active region, after the U.S.
Philip Gorham, equity analyst for Morningstar, says the AB InBev offer is good deal with a rich premium on SABMiller's share price.
Steve Allan, EMEA practice leader for M&A consulting at Towers Watson, says he expects a peak in acquisition deals next year and points out that some mergers do not work and can lose value.
Federico Marchetti, CEO of the newly-formed YOOX Net-A-Porter Group, says his company is the market leader in online luxury clothing.