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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 gets the cream with $5.4 bln Russian deal

By Reuters Staff
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.

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.