Investment Summary

Freeman Spogli Invests In City Barbeque

On June 29, 2016, private equity firm Freeman Spogli invested in restaurants company City Barbeque

Investment Highlights
  • This is Freeman Spogli’s 3rd transaction in the Restaurants sector.
  • This is Freeman Spogli’s 32nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Freeman Spogli’s 3rd transaction in Ohio.

Investment Summary

Date 2016-06-29
Target City Barbeque
Sector Restaurants
Investor(s) Freeman Spogli
Deal Type Growth Capital

Target

City Barbeque

Dublin, Ohio, United States
website
City Barbeque is a high-growth, fast-casual restaurant company focused on authentic, "smoker-to-table" barbeque. City Barbeque has established itself as one of the nation's leading barbeque restaurants, additionally offering catering services for both corporate and private events. City Barbeque was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

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Investor(S) 1

Investor

Freeman Spogli

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1983
PE ASSETS 4.0B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Freeman Spogli & Co. is a private equity firm focused on acquiring middle-market retail, direct marketing, and distribution companies. The Firm will consider opportunities throughout North America and prefers partnering with management when pursuing acquisitions. Freeman Spogli looks to invest $75 to $300 million in transactions valued up to $750 million. Freeman Spogli was formed in 1983 and is based in Los Angeles, California with an additional office in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 32 of 44
Sector (Restaurants) 3 of 4
Type (Growth Capital) 4 of 7
State (Ohio) 3 of 3
Country (United States) 32 of 44
Year (2016) 3 of 4
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Integrated Supply Network LLC is a value-added supplier and distributor that sells automotive tools, equipment, and related supplies through an extensive distribution network to automotive mechanics and technicians. ISN offers manufacturers and customers an international network of warehouses and a broad array of products, backed by customer service leadership, innovative use of technology, and multi-step pull-through marketing capabilities. ISN was founded in 1997 and is based in Lakeland, Florida.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-07-06 Batteries Plus Bulbs

Hartland, Wisconsin, United States

Batteries Plus Bulbs is a franchisor and omnichannel retailer of batteries, light bulbs, and device repair services for both the direct-to-consumer and commercial channels. Through its national network of stores, the Company offers a differentiated value proposition of unrivaled product selection, in-stock availability, and customer service. Batteries Plus Bulbs' comprehensive product offering serves a wide variety of applications including automotive, marine, power sports, lawn, and garden equipment, consumer electronics, security systems, and connected home applications. This selection is complemented by extensive category expertise and value-added services including diagnostics, installation, and recycling. Batteries Plus Bulbs was founded in 1988 and is based in Hartland, Wisconsin.

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