Caribou Coffee Co. has agreed to buy Bruegger's Bagels from Le Duff America Inc.
The deal will bring Bruegger's under the same corporate ownership as a Colorado-based bagel chain, Colorado-based Einstein Bros.
Lakewood-based Einstein Noah Restaurant Group and Minnesota-based Caribou Coffee are both owned by Luxembourg-based private equity firm JAB Holding Co. It also owns Peet's Coffee & Tea, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, and it acquired Panera Bread for $7.5 billion earlier this year.
Germany's Reinmann family, whose net worth is estimated to be at least $19 billion, owns JAB. It's led by CEO Olivier Goudet, who also sits on the board of directors at beermaking giant Anheuser-Busch InBev.
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