M&A Deal Summary

Keurig Green Mountain Acquires LJVH Holdings

On December 17, 2010, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. acquired retail company LJVH Holdings, Inc. (Van Houtte) from Littlejohn & Co. for 915M CAD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Keurig Green Mountain’s 3rd transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is Keurig Green Mountain’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Keurig Green Mountain’s 2nd transaction in Canada.
  • This is Keurig Green Mountain’s 1st transaction in Quebec.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-12-17
Target LJVH Holdings, Inc. (Van Houtte)
Sector Retail
Buyer(s) Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Sellers(s) Littlejohn & Co.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 915M CAD

Target

LJVH Holdings, Inc. (Van Houtte)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Van Houtte is a roaster and distributor of gourmet branded and private label coffee in Canada and a provider of coffee services throughout North America. The company sells through traditional wholesale outlets such as supermarkets and grocery stores in Canada and maintains a fleet for coffee services of almost 800 trucks.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

Waterbury, Vermont, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1981
SectorBeverages
Employees6,600
Revenue 4.7B USD (2014)
DESCRIPTION

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is a coffee roaster and packager based in Vermont. Keurig Green is a provider in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas, and other beverages.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 7
Sector (Retail) 3 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 5
State (Quebec) 1 of 1
Country (Canada) 2 of 2
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-12-08 Diedrich Coffee, Inc.

Irvine, California, United States

Diedrich Coffee specializes in sourcing, roasting and selling the world's highest quality coffees. The company markets its three brands of specialty coffees, Diedrich Coffee, Coffee People and Gloria Jean's Coffees, through office coffee service distributors, restaurants and specialty retailers, and via the company's web stores.

Buy $290M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-10-05 Filterfresh Coffee Service, Inc.

Westwood, Massachusetts, United States

Filterfresh Coffee Service, Inc. is a provider of coffee services. Filterfresh provides service and quality office coffee and other refreshments to employees in the workplace.

Sell $145M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Littlejohn & Co.

Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1996
PE ASSETS 10.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Littlejohn & Co. is a private equity firm that makes control investments in mid-sized companies undergoing change; either in capital structure, strategy, operations, or growth. Littlejohn looks to commit $50 to $150 million of equity capital in companies with annual revenues of $100 to $800 million. Sectors of interest include industrial equipment, packaging, chemicals, automotive and transportation parts and equipment, food and food processing, healthcare, plastics, aerospace/defense, distribution, environmental and infrastructure services, and consumer products. The Firm avoids investing in real estate, fashion, retail, and businesses engaged in high technology. Littlejohn prefers opportunities located in the US, but also considers opportunities in Europe and Canada. Littlejohn & Co. was formed in 1996 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 14 of 39
Sector (Retail) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 6 of 17
State (Quebec) 1 of 1
Country (Canada) 1 of 1
Year (2010) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 4 of 10
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-12-01 Henniges Automotive, Inc.

Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States

Henniges Automotive, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and seller of a complete line of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for automotive applications systems for doors, windows, trunks, lift-gates, sunroofs and hoods.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-03-30 Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc.

Exeter, Pennsylvania, United States

Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. is a distributor and marketer of specialty aftermarket equipment and accessories. Keystone markets products to serve the following six category segments: truck and off-road; speed and performance; recreational vehicle; towing; wheels, tires and performance handling; and miscellaneous accessories.

Buy -