The Coca-Cola Company in Strategic Partnership and Acquisition of $1.2 Billion Interest in Green Mountain
February 5, 2014
Cleary Gottlieb is advising The Coca-Cola Company on the antitrust aspects of its $1.2 billion acquisition of a 10% equity stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the maker of the Keurig coffee platform, which is expected to close during March 2014. In addition, The Coca-Cola Company and Green Mountain have entered into a strategic partnership in connection with Green Mountain’s forthcoming Keurig Cold beverage platform, a pod-based technology that will allow consumers to prepare cold beverages, including Coca-Cola branded products, in their own homes.
Over the past several years, Cleary Gottlieb has advised The Coca-Cola Company on a number of transactions, including its $12.3 billion acquisition of Coca-Cola Enterprises (2010) and several subsequent bottler acquisitions.