Nestle's Perrier Vittel has successfully upped its control of the Hungarian mineral water company Kekkuti Asvanyviz Rt to 97.16% from 87% following a public buyout offer, Nestle said on Wednesday.

Nestle said in the bourse gazette that during the 30-day offer period it bought 238,641 of Kekkuti's 306,264 A-series shares it did not already own.
 
Kekkuti holds a 21% share of the domestic mineral water market and recorded an after-tax profit of 567.5m forints (US$2.17m) in 2001 on sales of 4.75 billion.