In December 2000, Arcapita acquired Caribou Coffee. Caribou Coffee is an international retail coffee business, offering premium brewed coffee and roasted whole bean coffee, as well as teas, bakery goods and related products. After completing an IPO of the stock in 2005, Arcapita and its investors fully exited from the investment in October 2011 with a successful secondary offering. At exit, Caribou was the second largest non-franchised specialty coffee house chain in the United States, with a growing presence in a number of other markets around the world.

Investment Type

Private Equity


United States

Exit Date