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PepsiCo buys Israel's fizzy drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion

Earlier this month, SodaStream reported its strongest results in company history, a 31 percent year-over-year jump in revenues to $172 million

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Beverage giant has bought Israel's fizzy drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion.

said on Monday it's acquiring all SodaStream's outstanding shares at $144 per share, a 32 percent premium to the 30-day volume weighted average price.

Earlier this month, SodaStream reported its strongest results in company history, a 31 percent year-over-year jump in revenues to $172 million, an 89 percent leap in operating profit to $32 million and an 82 percent climb by net profit to $26 million.
 

Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi calls the "an inspired match." Three years ago, SodaStream shut down its West Bank factory amid international boycott calls and opened a sprawling new factory deep in Israel's Negev Desert instead. Actress Scarlett Johansson was previously a brand ambassador for the company.

First Published: Tue, August 21 2018. 01:21 IST
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