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CMS acts for Cott Corporation on sale of bottling business to Refresco

25/07/2017

CMS has acted for Cott Corporation on the sale of its bottling activities for non-alcoholic beverages to Refresco Holding N.V. for a purchase price of USD 1.25 billion. The transaction is subject to approval by the purchaser's shareholders. The acquisition will make Refresco the world's largest independent bottler with leadership positions across Europe and North America.

A team from CMS comprising Reinout Slot, Clair Wermers, Dex Destombes, Katja van Kranenburg, Tjeerd Hoekstra, Erik Vorst, Robert Bosman, Roderick Nieuwmeyer and Anthony Fincham assisted Cott Corporation on matters of Dutch and EU law. Drinker Biddle & Reath advised on US law. Refresco was represented by Allen & Overy and Nixon Peabody.

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