UAE refreshment firms plan merger
Dubai, December 30, 2013
Dubai Refreshments (DRC) said on Monday it would open talks with unlisted Abu Dhabi Refreshments Company about a possible merger.
Both firms are franchisee holders for the distribution of Pepsi Co products.
A working group would be set up to study a proposed tie-up between the two companies, which will report to the respective board of directors "in a few months", a statement to the Dubai bourse from DRC said.
No values were given in the statement. Dubai Refreshments has a market capitalisation of around $300 million. – Reuters