Coca-Cola May Need Regulatory Nod to Buy Out AB Inbev in Africa

  • Coca-Cola, SAMBiller won approval to merge bottling operations
  • Original deal went through 18 month regulatory process

Coca-Cola Co.’s plan to buy out brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV from an African bottling joint venture originally agreed to with SABMiller Plc may have to go through a second regulatory process just five months after the initial deal was concluded.

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