The Coca-Cola Co. has signed a letter of intent to acquire a number of water and energy drink brands in Denmark and Finland from regional bottling partner Carlsberg.

The company told just-drinks today (8 May) that it had signed the letter of intent to acquire the trademark and other brand-owner rights to water brands Kildevaeld, Kurvand and Ramlosa in Denmark, the soft drink Hyvaa Paivaa and energy drink Battery in Finland.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available and a spokesperson for Coca-Cola said: "Discussions are still ongoing at this stage. The acquisition is expected to be finalised in the second quarter of 2008."

The company declined to comment on the cost of the acquisition.