Anheuser-Busch InBev and Blackstone Announce Completion of Sale of Busch Entertainment Corporation

Dec 1, 2009, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
Brussels and New York, 1 December 2009 – Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) and The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced that they have closed the previously announced transaction for Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P. (Blackstone) to purchase Busch Entertainment Corporation from Anheuser-Busch InBev, for up to USD 2.7 billion. In accordance with the agreement, the purchase price is comprised of a cash payment of USD 2.3 billion and a right to participate in Blackstone’s return on its initial investment capped at USD 400 million. Busch Entertainment Corporation is now known as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Blackstone Advisory & Restructuring Partners, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman Sachs acted as financial advisors to Blackstone. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acted as legal counsel to Blackstone.

Brussels and New York, 1 December 2009 – Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) and The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) today announced that they have closed the previously announced transaction for Blackstone Capital Partners V L.P. (Blackstone) to purchase Busch Entertainment Corporation from Anheuser-Busch InBev, for up to USD 2.7 billion. In accordance with the agreement, the purchase price is comprised of a cash payment of USD 2.3 billion and a right to participate in Blackstone’s return on its initial investment capped at USD 400 million. Busch Entertainment Corporation is now known as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Blackstone Advisory & Restructuring Partners, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman Sachs acted as financial advisors to Blackstone. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acted as legal counsel to Blackstone.

J.P. Morgan 和 Lazard 担任 Anheuser-Busch InBev 的财务顾问。Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 担任 Anheuser-Busch InBev 的法律顾问。

关于 Anheuser-Busch InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev 是一家上市公司(泛欧交易所代码:ABI),总部设于比利时鲁汶,并以美国存托凭证第二上市的方式于纽约交易所上市(纽约证券交易所代码:BUD)。它是全球领先的啤酒制造商及全球五大消费品公司之一。作为一个真正以消费者为中心的销售主导型公司,Anheuser-Busch InBev 管理着一支近 300 个品牌的产品组合,其中包括全球旗舰品牌 Budweiser(百威)、Stella Artois和 Beck’s,快速增长的多国品牌 Leffe 和 Hoegaarden,以及特色鲜明的“当地明珠”品牌,如 Bud Light、Skol、Brahma、Quilmes、Michelob、哈尔滨啤酒、雪津啤酒、Klinskoye、Sibirskaya Korona、Chernigivske、Jupiler 以及其它。此外,公司还拥有墨西哥领先啤酒制造商及全球 Corona 品牌所有者 Grupo Modelo 下属运营附属公司 50% 的权益。Anheuser-Busch InBev 对精神遗产及品质的奉献和追求深深根植于啤酒制造过程中,这可以追溯至 1366 年在比利时鲁汶建立的 Den Horen 啤酒厂以及 1860 年在美国圣路易斯成立的 Anheuser& Co 啤酒厂的开拓进取精神。Anheuser-Busch InBev 的机构遍布发达国家和发展中国家,地理位置多元化,全部员工多达 120,000 名,分布于全球 30 多个国家/地区,展现集体的巨大力量。该公司致力于打造一个“更美好世界中的最佳啤酒公司”。2008 年,在合并基础上,该公司将产生 390 亿美元的收入。更多信息,请访问:www.ab-inbev.com

About SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment (SeaWorld) (formerly known as Busch Entertainment Corporation) is the second largest entertainment park operator in the United States. SeaWorld operates ten parks: SeaWorld parks in Orlando, Fla., San Diego, Calif., and San Antonio, Texas; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla. and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove in Orlando; Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa., near Philadelphia; water parks Aquatica in Orlando, Adventure Island in Tampa, and Water Country USA in Williamsburg. SeaWorld and its parks employ 25,000 people nationwide. The SeaWorld parks are known for creating one-of-a-kind adventures and thrills based on interactive experiences with the natural world.

关于 Blackstone 集团

Blackstone 是世界领先的投资和咨询公司之一,致力于为我们的投资者、我们所投资的公司、我们提供咨询服务的公司甚至全球经济带去积极的经济影响,创造长期价值。为实现这一目标,我们投入杰出人才,并实行灵活的资金政策。我们的另类资产管理业务包括管理私募股权投资基金、房地产基金、对冲基金方案、信用导向型基金以及封闭式共同基金。 Blackstone 集团亦提供各类金融咨询服务,包括并购咨询、重组和企业改组咨询及基金募集服务。 有关进一步的信息,请登录:china.blackstone.com

The Blackstone Group Contact:

媒体部
Christine Anderson
电话:+1-212-583-5182
电子邮件:christine.anderson@blackstone.com

Anheuser-Busch InBev Contacts:

Media
Marianne Amssoms
Tel: +1-212-573-9281
E-mail: marianne.amssoms@ab-inbev.com

Karen Couck
Tel: +32-16-27-69-65
E-mail: karen.couck@ab-inbev.com

Investors
Robert Ottenstein
Tel: +1-212-573-4365
E-mail: robert.ottenstein@ab-inbev.com

Thelke Gerdes
Tel: +32-16-27-68-88
E-mail: thelke.gerdes@ab-inbev.com

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