MatchaBar has secured $8m through a series A funding round led by producer DJ Diplo and NFL Super Bowl membership vice-president (MVP) Von Miller.

Based in the US, MatchaBar intends to use the funds to expand its brand’s product line of bottled and canned drinks.

The funding round follows the launch of sparkling matcha energy drink, Hustle.

E&J Gallo Winery has signed a three-year strategic partnership with Alibaba Group to increase its international sales.

Founded in 1933, E&J Gallo is a family-owned company and exporter of California wines, while Alibaba is an e-commerce company.

Under the agreement, Alibaba’s Tmall platform will feature a flagship store for E&J Gallo, which will also offer its wines in supermarkets Hema and RT-Mart.

“Royal Unibrew has acquired Etablissements Geyer Fréres for Kr600m ($103m).”

E&J Gallo intends to use the collaboration to expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific.

Clearly Drinks has completed an acquisition of intellectual property (IP) and secured distribution rights of The Powerful Water Company (POW).

Clearly Drinks is a beverage producer based in the UK, while POW is a functional soft drinks producer.

Under the agreement, Clearly Drinks will handle the IP and the energy drinks’ brand rights.

Founder of POW, Ed Woolner has been appointed as commercial director.

Ruixing Coffee (Beijing) has secured $200m through a fundraising round contributed by Singapore-based sovereign wealth fund GIC.

Ruixing Coffee (Beijing) began its operations in early-2018 and opened 525 stores in 13 cities across China by May 2018.

The funding raises the on-demand coffee delivery start-up’s valuation to $1bn.

Royal Unibrew has acquired Etablissements Geyer Fréres for Kr600m ($103m).

Based in Denmark, Royal Unibrew is a provider of beer, cider, malt beverages and soft drinks.

Etablissements Geyer Fréres is engaged in the lemonade business with production facilities in Munster, France.

The transaction enables Royal Unibrew to fortify its export portfolio and increase its presence in the French soft drinks market.