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Goodmans Deals & Cases

This section contains brief summaries of selected significant cases and transactions.  You'll also find representative lists  - by year - of major transactions and cases where Goodmans' involvement is a matter of public record or where inclusion in the list has been authorized by our clients.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Acquires Timothy’s Coffees of the World

2009

Areas Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Finance and Securities, Employment and Labour, Intellectual Property , Pensions, Private Equity, Tax

Summary

Goodmans represented Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. ("GMCR") in connection with the acquisition of Timothy’s Coffees of the World, Inc. from an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. for US$157 million in cash. The acquisition includes the Timothy’s World Coffee® brand and wholesale business (retail operations are not included), and will be maintained as a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, with operations integrated into GMCR’s Specialty Coffee Business Unit.

Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Timothy’s is a premium coffee company that produces specialty coffee, tea and other beverages in a variety of packaged forms. The acquisition provides GMCR with a Canadian presence and a coffee roasting facility in Toronto. GMCR is a leading specialty coffee company based in Waterbury, Vermont.