Will SABMiller Own Foster’s?

That is the question vexing international analysts this week. On the one hand, as Foster's has formally committed to spinning off its wine business, leaving the Carlton & United Breweries division (Fosters) ripe for an acquisition, SABMiller would be the natural suitor. On the other hand, CUB operates in a mature or declining market and perhaps SABMiller isn't keen to put up capital for a soft business. Plus you've got Asahi and Coca-Cola Amatil waiting in the wings

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