The possibility of Europeans owning Budweiser looks increasingly likely after Belgian brewer InBev launched a takeover bid for Anheuser-Busch .
So, who is this Belgian company looking to buy one of the most iconic American brands?
InBev was formed from the 2004 merger of Belgium's Interbrew with Brazil's AmBev. It has a very strong presence in Western Europe and in key growth markets such as Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. It only has a fraction of the U.S. market.
Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, InBev employs almost 89,000 people worldwide and has sales in over 130 countries.
The company has iconic high-end beer brands across the globe, such as Leffe and Hoegaarden. A portfolio of around 200 local brands forms the bedrock of the business, according to InBev's Web site.
It lists Skol, the leading beer brand in the Brazilian market, Jupiler, the No. 1-selling beer in Belgium and Siberian Crown, a leading premium brand sold throughout Russia, among its star brands.
In North America, InBev owns Labatt Blue in Canada and in Asia Pacific Cass in South Korea and Sedrin in China.