Legal Business

City firms line up on Asahi deal as SABMiller’s merger with AB InBev draws nearer

A&O, Freshfields and Hogan Lovells advise on €2.55bn sell-off

In preparation for one of the largest corporate deals of the year, Allen & Overy (A&O), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Hogan Lovells won roles on the proposed divestment of SABMiller’s European beer brands to Japanese brewer Asahi, the latest sale aimed at facilitating the $275bn merger between SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev).