M&A Deal Summary

Joh. A. Benckiser Acquires Caribou Coffee Co

On December 18, 2012, Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH acquired restaurants company Caribou Coffee Co, Inc. for 340M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Joh. A. Benckiser’s 1st transaction in the Restaurants sector.
  • This is Joh. A. Benckiser’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Joh. A. Benckiser’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Joh. A. Benckiser’s 1st transaction in Minnesota.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2012-12-18
Target Caribou Coffee Co, Inc.
Sector Restaurants
Buyer(s) Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 340M USD
Advisor(s) Moelis & Co. (Financial)
Briggs and Morgan, P.A. (Legal)

Target

Caribou Coffee Co, Inc.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
website
Caribou coffee location in the Canal Park area of Duluth, Minnesota.
Caribou coffee location in the Canal Park area of Duluth, Minnesota.
Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. is a privately held company operates chain of coffee stores with locations across the Midwest. The Company was formed in 1972 and is based in Minneapolis.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH

Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

Category Company
SectorConsumer Products
DESCRIPTION

Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH provides consumer products in Germany.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Restaurants) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 2
State (Minnesota) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2012) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Emeryville, California, United States

Peet's Coffee & Tea is a specialty coffee roaster that markets its branded fresh-roasted whole bean coffee and hand-selected tea through multiple channels of distribution. These channels include specialty grocery and gourmet food stores, online and mail order, restaurant and food service accounts, and company-owned stores.

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