The Coca-Cola Company has announced two public offerings of notes due 2022 and 2027 to raise $500m each.

The notes have a coupon rate of 2.2% and 2.9% respectively.

Multi-national beverage company Coca-Cola plans to use proceeds from the offering towards general corporate purposes.

Marston's has announced plans to acquire beer and ale producer Charles Wells' brewing and beer business for £55m ($71.17m).

Marston's is an independent brewing and pub retailing company. The acquisition will enable the firm to expand its presence in the premium bottled ale and cask ale markets.

Both the companies involved in the deal are based in the UK.