@CocaCola ($KO) paid $2.15B for a 16.7% equity stake in @MonsterEnergy ($MNST) to gain more profit from the internationally growing energy drink market. Coke will hand over its @NosEnergyDrink & Full Throttle brands to Monster, as well as give access to its international bottling and distribution networks. Monster will in turn hand over its non-energy drinks such as HansensNatural. - Link