Australian soft drinks group, Coca-Cola Amatil, has confirmed that it is in takeover talks with the Australian juice group, Berri Ltd.

Amatil said it was in talks with a number of companies, including Berri, and the talks had not reached their conclusion.

Reports have suggested that Amatil is offering around A$300m for the privately-owned juice company.

Amatil is in the midst of a A$226m hostile takeover of the bottled water company, Neverfail Springwater. So far, the company has gained acceptances from around 78% of shareholders but appears to be having difficulty persuading the remaining minority shareholders to sell.