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A pair of private-equity groups, Verlinvest and Mistral Equity Partners, bought the stake, which values the cookie chain at $350 million. Krispy Kreme is keeping a 34% share in the concept.

The Bottom Line: The bakery/café chain is reportedly planning to sell Caribou and Einstein Bros. restaurant concepts three years after forming Panera Brands.

The two fast-casual brands are seeking a buyer out of bankruptcy, either together or separately. Parent One Table CEO Harald Herrmann says both are moving in the right direction.

The regulatory agency disclosed Friday that it will not challenge a court ruling that knocked down the redefinition.