Reclusive billionaire family could buy Dunkin’ Donuts
A group of reclusive German siblings could become the next owners of Dunkin’ Donuts.
JAB Holding, a group comprised of reclusive billionaire siblings, is said to be the interested party.
The privately held investment company already owns Panera Bread, Krispy Kreme, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and the Keurig brand, among others.
A deal like this has been rumored before, but as CNBC reports, analysts feel there’s more credibility of a deal “this time around.”
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Given JAB’s portfolio, it would make sense. Lately, the company has turned from investing in luxury goods to obsessing over building a coffee and breakfast empire.
In July, they unloaded Jimmy Choo, while at the same time buying Bruegger’s. Before that, they scooped up Panera Bread for $7.5 billion in April and in 2015, Keuring for $14 billion.
If the Dunkin’ deal materializes, according to Grub Street, it would give them the nation’s second-largest coffee chain with 11,300 stores.
Plus, then they’d have control over the two largest doughnut chains… and in large part, the American consumer’s access to their caffeine fix.