Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
The SodaStream brand has a history that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century with the forerunner of our machine being invented in London in 1903. During the 1970s and 1980s, the SodaStream home carbonation beverage system gained substantial popularity in certain markets. In 1998, Soda Stream Ltd. was acquired by Soda Club Enterprises NV, which, at the time, was its Israeli distributor. In March 2007, Fortissimo Capital invested in us, and in connection with that investment, SodaStream International Ltd. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Israel on March 8, 2007, and all of the shares of Soda Club Enterprises NV were exchanged for our ordinary shares. Following our acquisition by Fortissimo Capital, we restructured our operations significantly, including introducing a new management team headed by our Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Birnbaum. ... More ...