Keurig sold for $14 billion to private-equity firm

December 7, 2015 1:41 PM

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The investment group includes companies that are backers of Jacobs Douwe Egberts, a global tea and coffee company formed in 2014 as the combination of the coffee franchises of Mondelez International and D.E Master Blenders.

JAB said its partners in acquiring the publicly traded Keurig include Mondelez International, the maker of Oreos and Trident gum, and companies affiliated with BDT Capital Partners. JAB said it would operate Keurig as an independent subsidiary based in Waterbury, VT.

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