Headquarters: Ludwigshafen, Germany

Senior partners: Peter Harf, Bart Becht, Olivier Goudet

Description: Private holding company that makes long-term investments in premium consumer-goods brands.

Brands: JAB's portfolio includes coffee and tea companies Peet's Coffee & Tea and D.E. Master Blenders 1753; beauty supply company Coty Inc.; and Labelux, a luxury leather goods company, with brands such as Jimmy Choo, Bally and Belstaff.