Last Updated on 08/14/2021 by GS Staff
Bang Energy is owned by Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX). This Florida-based company is privately held. It is not publicly trading meaning there is not a Bang Energy stock. The company is not listed on a public stock exchange and it does not have a stock price or ticker symbol.
Who Owns Bang Energy?
Jack Owoc is the founder of Vital Pharmaceuticals. He has been the head of the company since 1993 when he founded the business. We don’t have information on the percent ownership of the company that Owoc owns since it is private, but we can assume it is sizeable.
Owoc was a high school science teacher prior to establishing 1Vital Pharmaceuticals. His ability to combine a scientific approach to develop products along with a keen awareness of consumer demand have been major reasons why the company has been so successful. Owoc learned from his past mistakes of recommending other people’s supplements that label claims were not always accurate.
For example, he once recommended an egg protein supplement to clients and had its ingredients tested when they weren’t achieving desirable results. The test results revealed that this egg protein supplement actually had no protein at all! His experiences with purported misrepresentations of labeling inspired him to create his own supplement company based on thorough testing and top-notch standards.
Publicly Traded Energy Drink Companies
Since Bang Energy is not an option for investment at this time, here are a few publicly traded alternatives that you may wish to research for potential investment:
- Monster (MNST) – Hansen Natural Company launched this energy drink in 2002. The company changed its name to Monster in 2012 after the success of the brand. Monster falls only behind Red Bull for the top selling energy drink in the United States. Monster also owns other energy drink brands such as NOS and Full Throttle.
- PepsiCo (PEP) – PepsiCo is the parent company of the popular energy drink brands Rockstar, AMP, and MTN Dew Game Fuel. It also has a distribution agreement with Bang.
- National Beverage (Fizz) – National Beverage is well known for producing the popular sparkling water brand La Croix. Other notable products include the Midwest soda brand known as Faygo and Shasta Beverages headquarted in Hayward, California. The company’s energy drink brand is the budget-friendly Rip It.
- Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) – This company is the parent of a huge portfolio of beverages similar to PepsiCo. Some of its iconic brands include Dr Pepper, 7Up, A&W, Yoo-hoo, and Crush. Its energy drink brand is Venom Energy.
- Coca-Cola (KO) – Coca-Cola has a partnership and investment stake in Monster but has recently ended its North America production of Coke Energy. Speculation has been circulating for years that Coca-Cola would one day acquire Monster in full.
As always, complete your own due diligence or seek appropriate professional advice before investing in any company.
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