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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 to Acquire Van Houtte

2010

Areas Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Real Estate, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Finance and Securities, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property , Pensions, Private Equity, Tax

Summary

Goodmans represents Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (“GMCR”) in connection with its acquisition of Van Houtte Inc. (“Van Houtte”). On September 14, 2010, GMCR executed a Share Purchase Agreement pursuant to which GMCR will acquire all the outstanding shares of LJVH Holdings, Inc., from an affiliate of Littlejohn & Co., LLC, a private equity firm headquartered in Greenwich, CT, for a cash purchase price of $915 million or US$890 million. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2010. GMCR is a leading specialty coffee company based in Waterbury, Vermont.  Based in Montreal, Quebec, Van Houtte is a leading gourmet coffee brand in Canada in the home and office channels.