Cadbury Schweppes plc announces today the acquisition of the confectionery brand, Mantecol, in Argentina, for $22.6 million (15.4 million pounds sterling) from the Argentine company Georgalos Hnos SAICA. The acquisition also includes associated equipment and technical expertise. This acquisition strengthens the portfolio of Cadbury Stani, Cadbury Schweppes' existing business in Argentina, giving it three of the top ten selling Argentine confectionery brands - Beldent chewing gum, No 1, Mantecol, No 6 and Bazooka bubble gum, No 7.