Ropes Reps Green Mountain In $890M Van Houtte Buy

Law360, New York (September 14, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to purchase Canadian coffee brand Van Houtte in an $890 million deal designed to boost the fast-growing company’s presence in Canada and strengthen its single-cup brewing business.

Green Mountain said it would be acquiring all outstanding shares of LJVH Holdings Inc. from an affiliate of Connecticut-based private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. LLC through a share purchase agreement. The coffee company said it expected to pay for the acquisition with cash on hand and $1.35 billion in...
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