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A-B: Suit Could Delay Modelo Deal

A private antitrust lawsuit filed March 22 on behalf of nine consumers could prevent or delay Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $20.1 billion takeover of Grupo Modelo, A-B warned in a regulatory filing Monday. “Even if we, Grupo Modelo, Constellation and Crown Imports resolve the litigation with the Department of Justice, the court in this private action could enjoin the parties from completing the combination with Grupo Modelo, or could further delay it,” A-B stated in the filing. “We intend to defend against it vigorously.” (St. Louis Business Journal)