On Wednesday, SABMiller confirmed that its rival beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev is planning to buy the company.
AB InBev is the world’s biggest brewery by revenue, and makes fan favourites such as Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois, and Becks — among others.
Meanwhile, SABMiller is the second-largest by revenue. Its beers include Fosters, Peroni, Miller, and Grolsch.
If the two companies indeed join forces, they would completely dominate the global profit pool.
According to a chart shared by Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts, in 2014 the two companies alone controled about 58% of the industry’s $US33 billion global profits.
By comparison, the next biggest company in terms of profits is Heineken with only 11.6% of the global profit pool, followed by Carlsberg with a mere 4.6%.
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