(Reuters) – Coca-Cola (NYSE:) Amatil Ltd (AX:) said on Monday that Coca-Cola European Partners (L:) offered to buy the Australian bottler for A$9.23 billion ($6.58 billion), in what would be the country’s biggest deal this year.
The world’s largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola is offering A$12.75 per share, an 18.6% premium to the last closing price of the Sydney-based company that operates across six countries in the Asia-Pacific.
($1 = 1.4027 Australian dollars)
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