Coca-Cola to acquire BDS Vending Solutions

BDS Vending’s 2,000 machines across Ireland will continue to be operated by its founders during a transition period.

Coca-Cola said that the acquisition of BDS was part of its strategy to “enhance its route-to-market capabilities”. Picture: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

Coca-Cola’s Irish operation has announced an agreement to acquire BDS Vending Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

The proposed acquisition by Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland, responsible for the company’s operations across the whole island, is subject to approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) and is expected to be completed in the coming months.

BDS Vending, which has a fleet of 2,000 vending machines in Ireland, will continue to be led by ...