Starbucks (SBUX -2.5%) buying Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR -0.8%) makes sense to The...

|About: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)|By:, SA News Editor

Starbucks (SBUX -2.5%) buying Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR -0.8%) makes sense to The Motley Fool based on the emerging strategic fit between the two companies. Even allowing for a hefty premium - say $30 - a SBUX-GMCR deal goes off at a reasonable valuation in a merger that would give the combined company the muscle to outlive worries over K-Cup revenue and patent expirations as the single-cup market matures.