Coke Buys African Bottling Unit From Anheuser For $3.15 Billion

Coca-Cola (KO) will pay $3.15 billion to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) out of an African bottling joint venture after the Budweiser brewer's takeover of the U.S. beverage company's partner in the region.

Wednesday's  announcement comes just over two months after the companies said they were in negotiations following AB InBev's completion of its takeover of SABMiller. Coca-Cola also agreed to buy AB InBev's interest in bottling operations in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho,

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