Potential Coca-Cola Insider Buyout Stirs Old Concerns

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Mark Melin
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Is the idea of a buyout of Coca-Cola that far-fetched? Coca-Cola’s buyout by 3G Capital? Earlier this year when David Winters, CEO of Wintergreen Asset Management, advanced the notion that a buyout of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) by 3G Capital and Warren Buffett, it was generally dismissed in the media and even by Buffett himself. But today the idea is being actively considered, which raises an old Winter’s concern. An analysis of potential takeover prospects for Brazilian hedge fund 3-G Capital and Belgium-based Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) (EBR:ABI), owners of Budweiser among other prized properties, might do well to…


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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.