PepsiCo to Acquire Pioneer Foods for US$1.7bn

  • PepsiCo to Acquire Pioneer Foods for US$1.7bn

Pioneer Foods, a South African based food company, announced on Friday that PepsiCo has made US$1.7 billion offer to acquire the company.

The company’s shares surged by 29 percent to 100 rand after the details were made public.

In a statement released by PepsiCo, Pioneer Foods will complement PepsiCo expansion strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa by boosting manufacturing and distribution capabilities.

The U.S. drinks and snack group offered 110 rand or $7.94 for each of Pioneer Foods ordinary share.

PepsiCo Chairman and CEO, Ramon Laguarta, said: “Pioneer Foods forms an important part of our strategy to not only expand in South Africa but further into sub-Saharan Africa as well.”

Pioneer Foods exports drinks, grains, and several other products to more than 80 countries.

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