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Molson Coors’ Acquisition of Starbev
Clears EU Merger Regulation Review

June 15, 2012, 4:00 AM

Molson Coors Brewing Co., an international brewing company based in the United States, is poised to acquire StarBev Holdings S.à.r.l., in light of the June 6 authorization of the deal by the European Commission.

Molson Coors brews, sells, markets, and distributes beer worldwide. Its operations are primarily located in the United States, Canada, and the UK.

StarBev is registered in Luxembourg and headquartered in the Czech Republic. It brews and distributes beer primarily in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro.

The parties notified the commission of the acquisition on May 2.

The commission’s investigation examined the ...