PepsiCo buys Sodastream for $3.2bn

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PepsiCo has announced it is shopping for Sodastream for $THREE.2bn (£2.5bn).

Israel-based totally Sodastream makes a system and refillable cylinders allowing users to make their own carbonated beverages.

The deal gives Pepsi a new method of achieving consumers of their houses at a time when its signature sugary drinks are becoming much less popular.

It is also the company’s first massive acquisition in view that leader govt Indra Nooyi disclosed she could step down in October after 12 years on the helm.

Under the phrases of the deal, PepsiCo will purchase all outstanding shares of Sodastream for $144 each.

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PepsiCo president Ramon Laguarta, who will prevail Ms Nooyi on 3 October, mentioned in a press release that Sodastream was once “highly complementary and incremental” to Pepsi’s business.

He delivered: “PepsiCo is discovering new ways to reach shoppers beyond the bottle.”

If regulators approve the deal, it’s expected to be finalised via January 2019, matter to a vote by way of Sodastream shareholders.

Sodastream used to be at the start founded in the UNITED KINGDOM in 1903 and went via more than a few changes of possession till it become a subsidiary of Cadbury Schweppes in 1985.

In 1998, it was once purchased via Israeli firm Soda-Membership, with its UNITED KINGDOM production plant in Peterborough final in 2003.

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