Labatt Brewing Company Limited (French: La Brasserie Labatt Limitée) is a Belgian-owned brewery that is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1847, it is the largest brewer in Canada.
In 1995, Labatt was purchased by Belgian brewer Interbrew. In 2004, Interbrew merged with AmBev, the Brazilian brewer, to form InBev. In 2008, InBev also merged with American brewer Anheuser-Busch to form the Anheuser-Busch InBev (abbreviated as AB InBev), making Labatt Brewing part of Anheuser-Busch InBev.
An over $100 billion merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller closed in October 2016. Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. is now part of the new company, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, which is trading as BUD on the NYSE (ABI:BB in Brussels).
In the U.S., Labatt brand beers are sold under license by Labatt USA, which has, since 2009, been fully independent of the Canadian firm and a subsidiary of the privately held FIFCO USA of Rochester, New York, United States.
Who Owns Labatt?
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. is owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, commonly known as AB InBev, an American-Belgian multinational drink and brewing company based in Leuven, Belgium.
The company has a global functional management office in New York City, United States, and regional headquarters in London, São Paulo, Johannesburg, Mexico City, St. Louis, Bremen, and others. It has about 630 beer brands in 150 countries.