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    A new approach - David wants to buy Goliath

    I rather like this idea.
    Though, if they were to succeed, what would they do with it?

    "For years, Anheuser Busch InBev has been snapping up beloved craft breweries: Chicago's Goose Island in 2011, Seattle's Elysian and Redhook in 2015, and Colorado's own Breckenridge Brewery the same year.

    Never before have things gone the other way. Until now. The Boulder-based Brewers Association launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy the world's largest beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev for $213 billion dollars.

    As of Tuesday afternoon, 32 hours after launch, $1.9 million had been pledged by more than 5,900 craft fanatics...."

    Craft brewers launch largest-ever crowdfunding campaign to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev - Colorado Daily
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    Re: A new approach - David wants to buy Goliath

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I rather like this idea.
    Though, if they were to succeed, what would they do with it?

    "For years, Anheuser Busch InBev has been snapping up beloved craft breweries: Chicago's Goose Island in 2011, Seattle's Elysian and Redhook in 2015, and Colorado's own Breckenridge Brewery the same year.

    Never before have things gone the other way. Until now. The Boulder-based Brewers Association launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy the world's largest beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev for $213 billion dollars.

    As of Tuesday afternoon, 32 hours after launch, $1.9 million had been pledged by more than 5,900 craft fanatics...."

    Craft brewers launch largest-ever crowdfunding campaign to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev - Colorado Daily
    One hell of a long way to go yet though.

    On the other hand, we might get some decent beer if they succeed :-)

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    Re: A new approach - David wants to buy Goliath

    We could work out how feasible it is, I expect others have done the same sum.

    It's an American thing, nobody but an American is going to join in.

    There's 200 million adult Americans who are not teetotal - bear with my made up facts, they're close-enough estimates to get the sum done.

    20 million of them care what their drink tastes like and have a bank account. That's the maximum number who might contribute if the ball starts rolling.

    A 50% share in Anheuser-Busch InBev would cost them 213bn /2 /20m = 5320 dollars each. That's more than each of them spends on Christmas presents annually.

    So no, it can't be done. They'd need to each pledge $500 a year for ten years and that's not practical.
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    Re: A new approach - David wants to buy Goliath

    Doesn't it defeat the very idea of "Craft beers" ?
    It's not going to happen, could it be a publicity stunt of some kind, though can't think how it could be.

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    Re: A new approach - David wants to buy Goliath

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    Another consideration is that, if they continue attracting funds at their present rate of $1.9m every 32 hours, they'll have enough to buy half the shares in 205 years. That doesn't offer ground for optimism.
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