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JAB Holdings’ active history in the restaurant industry

The European investment firm has been buying up restaurants since 2012. In recent years, the company has taken some of its companies public, sold others, and merged existing holdings.

Few companies have been as active in the restaurant industry over the past decade as JAB Holdings. The Luxembourg-based investment firm first acquired a number of restaurant chains—not to mention companies like Keurig Green Mountain—often at extreme valuations.

More recently, however, the company has been seemingly in exit mode, taking multiple companies private, selling others and more recently merging three big holdings in Panera Bread, Caribou and Einstein Bros. Here’s a look at the company’s active past decade.

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