Asahi in Talks to Acquire Peroni, Grolsch for $2.9 Billion

  • Japanese company negotiates with AB InBev for European brands
  • Purchase would be the brewer's largest-ever acquisition

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. entered exclusive talks with Anheuser-Busch InBev NV to acquire the Peroni and Grolsch beer brands for 2.55 billion euros ($2.9 billion) as the Japanese brewer seeks growth outside a stagnating domestic market.

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