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Megabrew a Boon for Bankers and Lawyers, With $2 Billion in Expenses

  • AB InBev will pay $1.74 billion in fees, expenses, taxes
  • SABMiller to pay $202 million in fees to advisers on deal
Kegs of SABMiller Plc Miller Lite.
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Banks, law firms, accountants, public relations companies and the tax man are lining up for about $2 billion in fees and expenses from Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s $103.8 billion takeover of rival SABMiller Plc.

AB InBev will pay out $1.74 billion, the company said in a statement Friday. That includes: