Buyer: An affiliate of Germany's Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH (JAB) agreed to acquire Caribou Coffee Co. Inc.

Price: $340 million, or $16 per share.

Minority investor: BDT Capital Partners, a Chicago-based merchant bank, is a minority investor with JAB.

Management: JAB does not operate companies; it announced plans to maintain the brand, management team and headquarters of Brooklyn Center-based Caribou.