What do Caribou, Peet's and D.E Master Blenders 1753 N.V. have in common?

Twin Cities-based Caribou Coffee being purchased for $340 million

Twin Cities-based Caribou Coffee, the nation's No. 2 coffeehouse chain, is being bought for $340 million, the company and its German buyer announced Monday.  

Specifically, the deal has Caribou of Brooklyn Center being purchased for $16 a share, representing a premium of about 30 percent over the closing stock price on Friday. The transaction is valued at $340 million and has been unanimously approved by Caribou's independent directors.

... Joh. A. Benckiser and affiliated companies is focused on long term investments in companies with premium brands in consumer goods. JAB's portfolio includes a majority stake in Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc., which it acquired in July for $941 million.

... Benckiser also has a 15 percent stake in D.E Master Blenders 1753 N.V., which is comprised of the former international coffee and tea holdings of Sara Lee Corp.
Comment: On my stock buying ... I really wanted to buy stock in PEET (now unlisted) but never brought myself to it. Image source


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