Breville Group Baratza

Breville Group acquires Baratza for $84 million

Australian domestic coffee machine manufacturer Breville Group has acquired the home grinder specialist Baratza for approximately US$60 million (about $84 million). That figure includes around US$43 million ($60 million) in cash and US$17 million ($24 million) worth of Breville shares.
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Sacred Grounds

Thirty Second Bean Company acquires Marrickville roaster

Thirty Second Bean Company, the holding company for Campos Coffee, has announced its acquisition of Marrickville-based organic coffee roaster Sacred Grounds. Following the acquisition, Ben Matthews will lead Sacred Grounds as its new General Manager, previously holding the role of General Manager Sales at Campos Coffee.
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Slingshot Carimali

Slingshot grinders forms European joint venture with Carimali

Australian grinder manufacturer Slingshot has entered a joint venture with Italian coffee machine manufacturer Carimali to to spread its reach to Europe. “The two brands will continue to operate separately while leveraging on mutual strengths and competences,” Carimali says in a public release.
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Sucafina acquires MTC Group

MTC Group will join the Sucafina family in an announcement on 1 February confirming the company’s acquisition by the global trading company green.
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Bean Alliance

Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group acquires The Bean Alliance

On 29 October, the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group announced its Australian subsidiary has acquired The Bean Alliance for $24 million to strengthen its presence in the Australian market. “Australia is an interesting market with a well-established high-quality coffee culture and a preference of independent roasters,” the group’s Chairman and CEO Massimo Zanetti says.
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Di Bella announces merger with four enterprises

Di Bella has announced it is consolidating its position in the Australian coffee industry with the merger of four national and international coffee brands to become Australia’s second largest roast and ground coffee enterprise in Australia. Di Bella is owned by Retail Food Group, Australia’s largest multi-food franchise operator. Four coffee companies merging to form Di Bella include Di Bella Coffee, Roasting Australia, Di Bella USA and Evolution Roasters.
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Lavazza acquires Blue Pod Coffee in Australia

Lavazza Group has acquired Blue Pod Coffee, an Australian company specialising in the distribution of Lavazza espresso systems. For over 10 years, Blue Pod has been Lavazza Group’s exclusive distributor in Australia in the office coffee service (OCS) sector, offering capsule devices and machines that satisfy the specific needs of workplace coffee areas. The Blue Pod Coffee Company, with its Head Office in Melbourne, is a privately owned Australian company that was born from the desire to provide easy, delicious espresso. Founded in 2005, Blue Pod Coffee Company has grown and expanded over the past 10 years into one of the largest workplace coffee suppliers in Australia. 
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