Coca-Cola takes $1.25 billion stake in Green Mountain

Lisa Baertlein
Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

Feb 5 (Reuters) - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc , maker of the popular Keurig single-cup coffee brewer, said on Wednesday that Coca-Cola Co has bought a 10 percent stake in it for $1.25 billion.

The deal is part of a 10-year agreement to collaborate on the development and introduction of Coca-Cola products on Green Mountain's planned cold beverage machines.

Under the terms of the agreement, Coca-Cola will acquire roughly 16.7 million newly issued shares of Green Mountain. The new shares have been priced at $74.98, which represents the trailing 50-trading-day volume weighted average price as of market close.

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