D.E. Master Blenders is in buyout talks with a group of private investors led by Joh. A. Benckiser. for a deal price close to €7.6B ($9.7B). Benckisers already owns stakes in coffee players Peet's (PEET) and Caribou Coffee (CBOU). Shares of D.E. Master Blenders are up 26% in Amsterdam trading.