The Week: City news - InBev makes Anheuser bid

InBev has tabled an offer to buy Anheuser-Busch for $46.3 billion, in a deal that could see Artois and Budweiser brought within the same company.

The bid is equivalent to $65 per share, a 35 per cent premium on the Anheuser-Busch share price prior to recent market speculation. The combined company would be the world's largest beer producer, also brewing brands such as Artois Bock, Beck's and Michelob. Interpublic's Lowe Worldwide handles the global advertising account for Artois while Omnicom's DDB works on the Budweiser account.

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