What Bud's Takeover Means for China

InBev's $52 billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch makes it the largest brewer in the mainland, up from No. 5 before the deal
Bottles of Harbin beer on a conveyor belt at the brewery. GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

Even though InBev is the largest brewer in the world, it has lagged behind in the world's largest beer market: China. Perhaps nothing highlights InBev's laggard status in China more so than this summer's Olympics. The Beijing Olympics will have three official beer sponsors: Beijing Yanjing Brewery, Tsingtao Brewery, and Anheuser-Busch (BUD). No InBev.

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