Mergers and Acquisitions: Carlyle Goes To BRAZIL, SodaStream’s Possible SUITORS

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The Carlyle Group (NYSE:CG) is acquiring 60 percent of Brazil’s biggest specialty furniture retailer, the family-owned Tok&Stok, for a price that was not reported. Carlyle has remained an active buyer in the country since establishing its South American Buyouts team back in 2008.

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Shares of SodaStream International (NASDAQ:SODA) are higher Thursday due to fresh rumors that it might be a candidate for takeover. The usual speculation that Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT), PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE:PEP), and The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) are the top candidates to grab the beverage machine manufacturer might be an understatement this time, as SodaStream is a worldwide target with a market cap that’s still under $1 billion. The list of suitors could thus be considerably longer, with a sleeper or two included.

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