Keurig Deal Likely on Track after HSR Pull/Refile

Representatives of international coffee conglomerate JAB Holding Co. are confident that their acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain is still on track despite the pull-and-refile of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act application, a sign that U.S. regulators are not yet ready to sign off on the $13.9 billion transaction.

The maneuver gives the JAB-led group an additional 30 days, until February 18, to convince the Federal Trade Commission that the deal does not pose competitive threats in the fast-growing market for the single K-Cup coffee pod and should not trigger a

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Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts began reporting for CTFN in September of 2014. Ed specializes in litigation and regulatory matters. He attended and reported on every major antitrust trial of 2015 and 2016, has covered complex multi-jurisdictional cases such as Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, and has interviewed senior officials at regulatory bodies such as the FTC. Previously, Ed was a Washington-based reporter covering Congress and Wall Street for a variety of publications for more than two decades. His work has appeared in American Banker, US Banker, National Mortgage News, Payment Source, and the Credit Union Journal, which he co-founded, as well as in numerous daily newspapers. He is a former SEC Bureau Chief for States News Service and is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communication.


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