Coca-Cola FEMSA and The Coca-Cola Co. have appealed against the authority's objection over the company's planned purchase of Jugos del Valle.

In May, the Comisión Federal de Competencia in Mexico (CFC) objected to the planned acquisition of the Mexican fruit juice company. The purchase would have involved buying all shares in the company for US$380m, taking on debt worth up to US$90m.

The two companies confirmed today (18 July), however, that they have presented an appeal before the CFC, regarding its objection.

The two companies also said that the CFC decided yesterday to approve the purchase, "subject to certain conditions that we anticipate will be acceptable".

"We expect to receive the final notification in the following weeks," the companies concluded.