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Three magic circle firms have scored plum roles on the financing of InBev's $52bn (£26.12bn) acquisition of US drinks company Anheuser-Busch, the makers of Budweiser beer. Allen & Overy (A&O) secured bank mandates advising BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan on Anheuser-Busch's financing.
London partner Melissa Samuel led the firm's team. Clifford Chance London partner Rod McGillivray led the firm advising InBev on the debt side of the deal, while Linklaters Belgium partner Francois De Bauw, with counsel Gilles Nejman, advised the drinks company on equity financing and local securities issues.