SodaStream enjoyed a strong 2012

SodaStream enjoyed a strong 2012

SodaStream has declined to comment on a report PepsiCo is in talks to buy the Israeli company for US$2bn.

PepsiCo has already made an offer for the company, and may agree to a higher price, Reuters reported today (6 June), citing Israel's Calcalist financial newspaper. SodaStream is also “checking its options” with the Coca-Cola Co over a possible deal, Reuters reported.

However, in a statement to just-drinks, SodaStream said: “The company does not comment on rumours and speculation.”

Officials at Coca-Cola were not immediately available for comment. PepsiCo said the report is "completely and totally untrue".

In premarket trading on the NASDAQ this morning, SodaStream's shares were up by 25%.

The company, which sells flavour concentrate for its own-brand fizzy drinks machines, posted a 60% jump in net profits in February's full-year results and a 51% sales increase as it extended its reach in the US.

In November, the company launched an $18m marketing push across its 45 markets with a campaign that followed the launch of The Source soda maker.