A consortium led by Joh A Benckise (JAB) has agreed to acquire D.E. Master Blenders 1753 for...

|By:, SA News Editor

A consortium led by Joh A Benckise (JAB) has agreed to acquire D.E. Master Blenders 1753 for €12.50 a share in a deal that values the maker of Douwe Egberts coffee and Pickwick tea at €7.5B. The price is lower than the €12.75 mentioned when the sides first disclosed talks about a transaction in March. The purchase would add to JAB's stakes in Peet's (PEET) and Caribou Coffee (CBOU). (PR)