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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 15 / 14

A source said that A-B InBev is "talking to banks about financing" a potential $122B deal to buy rival SABMiller. The source said that A-B InBev "isn't in active discussions" with SABMiller, but rather is "waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach." This comes "on the heels of...

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Tags: Microsoft, MLB, NBA, NBC, NFL, NHL, Media

01/18/96
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Tags: Media, Time Warner

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MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: Cablevision, CBS, ESPN, HBO, NBA, New York Knicks, Media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

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Tags: IOC, News Corp./Fox, Media

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, DirecTV, NBA, NHL, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Washington Capitals

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