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JAB Holding Company is a privately held group focused on long term investments in companies with premium brands, attractive growth and strong cash flow.

Keurig Dr Pepper Jacobs Douve Egberts & Peet's Coffee
Pret A Manger Panera Bread
Bagel Brands
Einstein Bros Bagels Bruegger's Bagels Manhattan Bagel Noah's NY Bagels
Caribou Coffee Espresso House
Krispy Kreme
Insomnia Cookies
NVA Compassion First

About Us

The JAB investments are overseen by two managing partners: Peter Harf and Olivier Goudet, together with 8 other partners.

JAB actively manages and controls most of its investments.

JAB operates offices in Europe, the US and South America (Luxembourg, London, Washington DC, Amsterdam, Mannheim, Sao Paulo).

JAB has a solid investment grade credit rating (Baa2 at Moody’s with stable outlook and BBB+ at S&P with stable outlook).

JAB Holdings B.V. (a 100% subsidiary of JAB) has issued public bonds listed on the Euro MTF Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Business Timeline

  • 1823 Incorporation of Benckiser as chemicals producer in Germany
  • 1956 Start household products business with launch of Calgon
  • 1981 Peter Harf joins Benckiser
  • 1980's Acquisition and integration of European and North American household products businesses; disposal of chemical activities
  • 1990's/2000's Acquisition and integration of cosmetics companies
  • 1996 Spin-off of cosmetics into Coty Inc. and of household products into Benckiser N.V. with IPO
  • 1999 Benckiser N.V. merges with Reckitt & Colman forming Reckitt Benckiser
  • 2012 Consolidation of all assets under (and formation of) JAB Holding Company s.à r.l., as a partner-led investment firm
  • 2012 Acquisition of Peet's Coffee & Tea
  • 2013 IPO of Coty Inc. at NYSE
  • 2013 Acquisition of D.E Master Blenders NV
  • 2014 Formation of JAB Consumer Fund
  • 2015 Formation of Jacobs Douwe Egberts ("JDE")
  • 2016 Acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain ("KGM")
  • 2016 Acquisition of Krispy Kreme
  • 2016 Merger of Coty Inc. with P&G's Beauty Business
  • 2017 Acquisition of Panera Bread
  • 2017 Sale of Jimmy Choo PLC
  • 2018 Merger of KGM with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc.
  • 2018 Acquisition of Pret A Manger
  • 2019 Acquisition of Compassion-First
  • 2019 Final disposal of Reckitt Benckiser shares
  • 2020 Acquisition of National Veterinary Associates (NVA)
  • 2020 IPO JDE Peet's


The history of JAB dates back to the early 19th Century, when predecessors of the Reimann family established Benckiser, a chemical and industrial manufacturing company based in Germany.

During the early part of the 20th century, Benckiser was a small to medium sized business, primarily a supplier to the food industry, and its main products included processed cheese, salts for blood treatment, supplements for baby food, and chemicals to soften water.

In the 1980s the company expanded as it acquired and integrated its European and North American household products business and cosmetics companies, before spinning off cosmetics into Coty Inc. in 1996. In 1999, it merged Benckiser with Reckitt & Colman to form the consumer goods business Reckitt Benckiser.

In 2012, JAB Holding Company was formed as a partner-led investment firm, with the consolidation of all business assets, and its portfolio has expanded to the present day.

For more background on the history of Benckiser from the 1920s to the 1940s, please visit the Alfred Landecker Foundation website.

Managing Partners

Peter Harf

Peter Harf

JAB Managing Partner and Chairman

Executive Chairman of Coty

Chairman of JAB Luxury

Board member of JDE Peet's

Board member of Keurig Dr Pepper

Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Delete Blood Cancer DKMS

Former Deputy Chairman of Reckitt Benckiser

Former Chairman of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Former Board member of Burger King

Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School

Diploma and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cologne/Germany

Olivier Goudet

Olivier Goudet

JAB Managing Partner & CEO

Chairman of JDE Peet's

Chairman of Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Chairman of Pret A Manger

Chairman of Krispy Kreme

Board member of Coty

Board member of Keurig Dr Pepper

Board member of Panera Bread

Board member of Caribou Coffee Company / Einstein Noah

Board member of Espresso House

Board member of Compassion-First

Board member of NVA

Former Chairman of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Former EVP and CFO of Mars

Former independent advisor to Mars Board of Directors

Degree in Engineering from l’Ecole Centrale de Paris and Diploma from the ESSEC Business School Paris with a major in Finance

Investor Relations

PDF downloads of accounts, prospectus for bond issuance, and press releases. Visit the investor sites for more information.


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Contact Details

JAB Holding Company S.à.r.l.
4, Rue Jean Monnet
L-2180 Luxembourg
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

(Bond Issuer)
JAB Holdings B.V.
Oosterdoksstraat 80
1011 DK Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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