SodaStream to acquire its distribution rights from Empire AB

Shaun Weston22 Dec 2011 (Updated 10 Feb 2014)

SodaStream International will purchase its Nordic and Baltic distribution business, and all related assets, from its exclusive distributor, Empire AB, for a total net cost of €7.8m.

SodaStream will now directly distribute its products in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The acquisition is being made by SodaStream International BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of SodaStream International Ltd. Closing is expected to occur during the first week of January 2012.

In connection with this acquisition, SodaStream has obtained distribution infrastructure, including all customer agreements, as well as personnel that are involved in the selling and marketing of SodaStream in the region.

The Company has also entered into a services agreement with Empire AB to ensure a smooth transition of back office and logistical support.

Source: SodaStream