Published: June 13, 2008 at 7:42 AM
if they reject the bid, they may not be able to dodge a take-over. Bids like this tend to make speculation around a major brand get shaky, prices drop, etc until the buyout occurs. I would be surprised if they reject the bid. Although AB has theme parks and the breweries, they all are a major backer for domestic micro-brewers, giving them a outlet of production and distribution until they buy themselves out of AB's control. Samuel Adams brewery started that way and now more recently Jimmy Buffett and the Landshark Lager...both using AB facitilies to produce their products and their trucks for distribution.
A foreign company will mostly likely not do this for American upstarts that would cut their market share.
Unfortunately, it seems like nothing is owned by Americans anymore, not even companies that were founded by Americans. We are selling ourselves too thin and are way too dependent on foreign investment. Most of Manhattan is owned by the Mid-East and Asia. Even the one of the most iconic buildings, the Chrysler, is owned by an Abu-Daubi investment group. Man, can we stop this madness.
The more real estate and companies foreign investors own, the more lobbyists they will have on our soil for their agendas, and we should be smart enough to know that more lobbyists equals more public policy being courted to Washington, making their foreign agenda american law.
Well, thats my tirade for the morning.
Glad I am not alone, here.
Now, back to work...all of you!
Maybe thats why don't own our country anymore
We are all too busy at theme parks and blogging : )