JAB Holding to buy Krispy Kreme

JAB Holding to buy Krispy Kreme

Caribou, Einstein owner buying doughnut chain in $1.35 billion deal

JAB Holding Company, which has aggressively acquired coffee concepts in recent years, is now getting into doughnuts, after agreeing to acquire Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. on Monday for $1.35 billion.

JAB Beech Inc, a JAB Holding subsidiary that owns Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Caribou Coffee, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Stumptown Roasters, has agreed to pay $21 per share in cash for the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme. That’s a 25-percent premium over the comp

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