Coopers Comment on Anheuser-Busch InBev's possible acquisition of SABMiller

Coopers Comment on Anheuser-Busch InBev's possible acquisition of SABMiller

Dr Tim Cooper, the Managing Director of Australian family owned Coopers Brewery, said the possible acquisition of SABMiller by the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev had been rumoured for more than a year and would create a very large player on the international beer market.

“It will place significant additional pressure on the brewing industry suppliers going forward and result in a further loss of diversity,” he said.

“However, Coopers remains fiercely independent.”

Coopers accounts for 5% of the Australian beer market.

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