New York-based Runa LLC announced that AcademyAward-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio recently invested in the company and will join the company’s advisory board. Other investors include actor and comedian Marlon Wayans, actor Adam Rodriguez and professional tennis players John Isner and Steve Johnson, the company says. This group joins existing Runa supporters, including actor Channing Tatum, who was an early investor, it adds.
DPS distribution partnership brings High Brew to 5 major cities
April 28, 2016
Austin, Texas-based High Brew Coffee, a company known for its ready-to-drink (RTD) cold-brew coffees, announced a Series A-2 investment of $4 million from Austin, Texas-based CAVU Venture Partners, a recently-launched fund focused on investment and incubation in healthy food and beverage companies. Additionally, High Brew Coffee announced a new distribution partnership with Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), which will include expanded distribution in key markets, it says.
New investments offer growth opportunities for juice brand
August 19, 2015
Suja Life LLC, San Diego, announced an investment and distribution partnership with Atlanta-based The Coca Cola Co. The Coca-Cola Co.'s minority investment will increase the availability of Suja, moving the juice brand closer to achieving its mission of democratizing organic, cold-pressured juice, the company says.
$20 million investment equates to 11.7 percent ownership stake for DPS
August 12, 2015
Plano, Texas-based Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (DPS) has reached an agreement to make an equity investment in BA Sports Nutrition LLC, owner of BodyArmor SuperDrink, a line of premium sports drinks. The $20 million investment gives DPS an 11.7 percent ownership position in BA Sports Nutrition.
Coca-Cola India announced that the Coca-Cola system will invest an additional $3 billion in India through 2020 to further capture growth opportunities in the country’s fast-growing non-alcohol ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverage market. With the new investment, the Coca-Cola system now plans to invest $5 billion in India through 2020, the company noted.
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