Krispy Kreme’s Largest Shareholder Bought More Stock

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Global concern steadfast JAB Holding acquired $94 cardinal much of Krispy Kreme banal arsenic the donut slinger went nationalist earlier this month. JAB Holding CEO Olivier Goudet besides bought much Krispy Kreme stock.

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Krispy Kreme’s largest shareholder bought adjacent much banal erstwhile the donut slinger went nationalist earlier this month.

Krispy Kreme (ticker: DNUT) shares soared earlier this month successful its latest archetypal nationalist offering. The institution went nationalist 2 decades ago, but global-investment steadfast JAB Holding took Krispy Kreme backstage in 2016.

A JAB Holding subsidiary paid $94.3 million connected July 6 for 5.9 cardinal Krispy Kreme shares astatine $16.02 each, purchased from the underwriters of the IPO. According to a JAB Holding filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the steadfast present has 68 cardinal Krispy Kreme shares, and remains the donut maker’s largest shareholder.

Before the banal purchase, JAB Holding had owned 62.1 cardinal of the shares, a 38.6% stake.

Krispy Kreme Chairman Olivier Goudet, who is besides JAB Holding’s managing spouse and CEO, bought much stock, arsenic well. He paid $4.7 million connected July 6 for 294,118 Krispy Kreme shares, besides from the underwriters. Goudet, who has been Krispy Kreme’s president since May 2017, purchased the banal done an concern conveyance that present owns 1.4 cardinal shares. Goudet besides owns 529,149 Krispy Kreme shares successful a idiosyncratic account.

JAB Holding and Goudet had expressed involvement successful buying much Krispy Kreme banal successful astir those amounts, according to the company’s regulatory filings up of the archetypal nationalist offering.

JAB Holding and Goudet declined to remark connected the banal purchases.

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Write to Ed Lin astatine edward.lin@barrons.com and travel @BarronsEdLin.

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