Pepsi gets the cream with $5.4 bln Russian deal

December 2, 2010

At last, some refreshing news about the movement of overseas capital to Russia. PepsiCo has agreed to buy a two-thirds stake in juice and dairy group Wimm-Bill-Dann, and is making an offer for the rest in a deal valuing the enterprise at $5.4 billion.

PepsiCo resistance against activists looks futile

May 3, 2013

Investors with a hankering for breakups have taken stakes in the $128 bln snacks and drinks giant. A split in the businesses would be straight out of their standard playbooks. And Nelson Peltz’s success at Cadbury and interest in food biggie Mondelez suggest bigger ambitions.

Pepsi & Anheuser’s cost-saving cocktail

October 14, 2009

The spoils are obvious. Estimates vary, but in the retail sector some half to two-thirds of planned synergies from a merger generally come from purchasing savings. If Pepsi and Anheuser can keep the administrative costs down, then the savings they can make in non-core areas should give them both a competitive advantage.