• Apr. 12, 2013, 3:25 AM

    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)

    Apr. 12, 2013, 3:25 AM
  • Apr. 11, 2013, 8:24 AM
    Joh. A. Benckiser is reported to be set to finalize its bid for D.E. Masters Blenders with bank financing in place. The coffee company already holds a stake in Peet's (PEET) and Caribou Coffee (CBOU). Apr. 11, 2013, 8:24 AM
  • Mar. 28, 2013, 7:02 AM

    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.

    Mar. 28, 2013, 7:02 AM
  • Jul. 23, 2012, 9:06 AM

    Peet's Coffee (PEET) is being acquired by German holding company Joh A. Benckiser for $73.50/share in cash, or $1B. The price represents a 28.6% premium to Peet's Friday close. Shares are halted. SBUX -3.1%, lower with the market. GMCR +5.4%. JVA +16.4%. DNKN could also be volatile.

    Jul. 23, 2012, 9:06 AM | 8 Comments