Europe shares rise as M&A fever boosts brewers
* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.1 pct
* Indexes in tight range ahead of Scotland vote, Fed
* Heineken rebuffs SABMiller bid
* Report AB InBev seeking financing for SABMiller deal
By Blaise Robinson
PARIS, Sept 15 (Reuters) - European shares rose around midday on Monday, led by a sharp rally in brewers such as SABMiller and Heineken sparked by M&A activity in the sector.
Shares in SABMiller jumped 13 percent to a record high following a report in the Wall Street Journal saying that rival Anheuser-Busch InBev is in talks with banks about financing a possible $122 billion bid to acquire SABMiller.
The steep rise in the shares of SABMiller represented a swing of roughly $11 billion in its market value.
Shares in Heineken also rallied, up 3.6 percent after saying it was approached by SABMiller about a potential takeover but that its controlling shareholder intended to keep the company independent. Continuación...