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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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MEDIA NOTES

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01/05/96
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Tags: ESPN, NHL, Media, Upper Deck, Walt Disney

01/05/96
DISNEY GETS SHAREHOLDERS OK; TIME WARNER/TURNER ROADBLOCK?

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Tags: ABC, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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Tags: NBA, Media

01/05/96
ASTROS GO DEEP FOR THREE-YEAR RADIO DEAL AT $1.5 MILLION

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Tags: Houston Astros, Media

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