Is Krispy Kreme’s owner eyeing Dunkin’ Brands?

December 19, 2016

This post is part of the On the Margin blog.

JAB Holding Co. sure loves coffee and doughnuts.

The conglomerate, owned by a German family whose wealth dates back to the 1800s, has been on a buying binge in recent years, acquiring companies that sell coffee, doughnuts and bagels. 

JAB Holding’s acquisitions have included Caribou Coffee, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc., Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Intelligentsia Coffee. Oh, and it also bought Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of single-serve coffee pods. 

Could Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. be next? That’s uncertain, but there