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Bryan Meehan

Dublin-born serial entrepreneur Bryan Meehan sold the hip San Francisco-based coffee chain he heads in a $500m (€420m) deal with Nestle. Bono and Ali Hewson were among the investors who will share in the windfall after the Swiss giant bought a majority stake in Blue Bottle Coffee. Meehan invested in the company in 2012 and as CEO has led dramatic growth across California and into Japan. He previously founded the high-end Fresh & Wild chain of organic supermarkets in London that was later sold to Whole Foods.

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