The drinks distributor Central European Distribution Company (CEDC) has announced that it has received approval from Poland's anti-monopoly regulator for its acquisition of Bols Sp. z o.o. The company is anticipating closing the deal by 17 August.

CEDC also said that it is expecting to receive Polish regulatory approval for its acquisition of Polmos Bialystok S.A. during September.

Those two acquisitions will make CEDC one of the largest vodka producers in Poland. The US-based company now operates 14 distribution centres and 86 satellite branches throughout Poland.