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

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.

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  • montanamark
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    a few days ago on june 23 the fool had this to say:
    Green Mountain's big diversifier is its Keurig machines -- not a good basket to be in now --
    28 Jun 2012, 02:43 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    The fool is one of the worst websites I've ever been on. Half the time I read an article on there the information they have is wrong. Its not even worth commenting that the article is wrong, since none of the authors respond.


    Dumb site, dumb idea.
    28 Jun 2012, 02:46 PM Reply Like
  • montanamark
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    my guess is that they are long sbux waiting for a bounce
    28 Jun 2012, 02:50 PM Reply Like
  • Kevin Flynn, CFA
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    I'll be the first in line to short SBUX if they ever pay more than half book for GMCR (not that I think they would).
    28 Jun 2012, 02:50 PM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    I am glad to see disparaging remarks about The Fool here.


    I don't care for their site at all.


    I was hoping it wasn't me.
    28 Jun 2012, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • alibabba
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    Sure, and I could just as easily make a post that Coca Cola merging with General Motors makes a lot of sense. This is just trash.
    28 Jun 2012, 03:32 PM Reply Like
  • rvn0
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    Amazing how all those knocking The Fool site seem to be such avid readers of the site and up to date on all its' peccadilloes. Could it be a case of sour grapes on missing out on the market share?
    28 Jun 2012, 03:52 PM Reply Like
  • elewisOK
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    There was a time when I thought the Fool was a good source of information and advice. No longer.


    I the SBUX article today as I was in a hurry and mistakenly thought it said the the GMC acquisition was taking place. I think the Fool forms their opinions by wetting their finger and placing it in the air
    28 Jun 2012, 04:28 PM Reply Like
  • Day Trader001
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    I do not care for the fool, and glad I’m not alone!


    I have been saying for a year now that SBUX and GMCR would be the perfect fit! I hope that the two companies can find the strength to bring it together. It would be a good match!
    1 Jul 2012, 08:09 PM Reply Like
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