• Sep. 29, 2016, 3:34 PM
    • It don't take long after shareholders at Anheuser-Busch (BUD -1.4%) and SABMiller (OTCPK:SBMRY) formally agreed to a mega-merger before talk of what's the next M&A move cropped up with plenty of heavy hitters holding shares.
    • Both HSBC and Stifel Nicolaus think Coca-Coca (KO -0.1%) will be the next target for the beer behemoth, perhaps even sooner than some may think. The synergy math could be stunning if all the complications of an acquisition are worked out.
    • On the bottling side, the integration of SABMiller into A-B has plenty of implications for the sector, even more so if speculation over a Coca-Cola deal escalates.
    • Related bottling stocks: COKE, CCE, KOF, OTC:COCSF, OTC:COKEB, OTCPK:CCLAY, OTCPK:CCLAF.
    Sep. 29, 2016, 3:34 PM | 45 Comments
  • Sep. 1, 2013, 2:21 AM
    • Coca-Cola Femsa (KOF), the biggest soft-drinks bottler in Latin America, has agreed to acquire Brazil's Spaipa Industria Brasileira de Bebidas in a deal valued at $1.855B.
    • The purchase of Spaipa, which generated net revenues of $905M in FY 2013, will increase Coca-Cola Femsa's volume in Brazil by 40%.
    • News of the transaction comes days after Coca Cola Femsa completed the acquisition of Brazilian Coke bottler Companhia Fluminense de Refrigerantes for $448M.
    • Coca-Cola Femsa is a joint venture between Coca-Cola (KO) and Mexican retail and bottling company Femsa. (PR)
    Sep. 1, 2013, 2:21 AM | 3 Comments
  • Jun. 30, 2013, 1:15 AM

    Coca-Cola Femsa (KOF), the biggest soft-drinks bottler in Latin America, continues its expansion by agreeing to acquire Brazil's Cia. Fluminense de Refrigerantes for $448M in cash. The deal clears the way for "the reconfiguration of the supply chain of our combined operations," says Coca-Cola Femsa CEO Carlos Salazar. The purchase is the latest in series of deals worth $4B that the company has made in the past couple of years. (PR)

    Jun. 30, 2013, 1:15 AM
  • Jan. 18, 2013, 7:02 AM

    Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) agrees to buy Grupo Yoli in a deal valued at $700M. As part of the deal, the Mexican bottler will receive a 10% stake in a large sugar producer in the nation.

    Jan. 18, 2013, 7:02 AM