The German soft drinks producer Brau-und-Brunnen is reportedly in negotiations to acquire the mineral water bottler Margon Brunnen from its parent Gerolsteiner Group. The two companies did not elaborate on the reports, which appeared in the German press today. Gerolsteiner has invested 60m (US$63.3m) in Margon since its takeover in 1990 and the group had plans to invest a further €4.8m through to 2005.