For red-blooded Americans furious about the Anheuser-Busch (BUD) takeover and hoping for a miraculous turn of events, patriotism will now come at a cost. The break-up fee for the deal is $1.25 billlion, or 2.7% of the total value of the buyout excluding debt.
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Sound big? It is. BUD would have preferred a fee closer to 1%, but since InBev was the only game in town, BUD capitulated.
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