AB InBev to Fund Modelo Deal With $14 Billion of Loans

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI), the world’s biggest brewer, said it will fund the acquisition of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo SAB with $14 billion of new loans.

The maker of Budweiser got a three-year, $8 billion term loan and a $6 billion facility for as long as two years, the Leuven, Belgium-based company said today in a statement.

The company expects its net debt to be below the target of 2 times its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization in 2014.

AB InBev said today it agreed to buy the remainder of Modelo it doesn’t already own for $20.1 billion, gaining full control of the Corona maker to increase its presence in emerging markets.

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