Inspire Brands - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Inspire Brands M&A Summary

Inspire Brands has acquired 8 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Inspire Brands’ largest acquisition to date was in 2020, when it acquired Dunkin Brands Group for $11.3B. Inspire Brands has acquired in 6 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include restaurants (58%) and franchising (43%).

Inspire Brands Ownership

Who owns Inspire Brands?

Inspire Brands is owned by ATP Private Equity Partners and Roark Capital Group. It was acquired on July 5, 2011.

Is Inspire Brands PE-backed?

Yes. Inspire Brands is owned by private equity investors ATP Private Equity Partners and Roark Capital Group.

Inspire Brands Business Overview

Where is Inspire Brands headquartered?

Inspire Brands is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

What sector is Inspire Brands in?

Inspire Brands is a franchising company.

When was Inspire Brands founded?

Inspire Brands was founded in 1964.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 5

Inspire Brands

Inspire Brands, Inc.

1155 Perimeter Center West, 12th Floor,
Atlanta, Georgia 30338
United States,
(678) 514-4100
www.inspirebrands.com

Inspire Brands is a global owner, operator, and franchisor of a portfolio of restaurant brands that includes more than 4,500 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and R Taco locations. Inspire Brands was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 5 2 - - - - 7
vol $5.2B $11.3B $16.5B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Rusty Taco, Inc. 2022-12-19 - Divestiture
Dallas, Texas · www.rustytaco.com
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. 2020-10-30 11.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Canton, Massachusetts · www.dunkinbrands.com
Anytime Fitness Asia 2020-05-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Taguig, Philippines · www.anytimefitnessasia.com
Jimmy John's Franchise LLC 2019-09-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Champaign, Illinois · www.jimmyjohns.com
Sonic Corp. 2018-09-25 2.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.sonicdrivein.com
Rusty Taco, Inc. 2018-02-05 - Divestiture
Dallas, Texas · www.rustytaco.com
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. 2017-11-28 2.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.buffalowildwings.com
RTM LLC 2005-07-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Restaurants 4 (57%) 16.5B (100%) 1 (100%) -
Franchising 3 (43%) - - -
Total 7 $16.5B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 16.5B 1 -
  Texas 1 - 1 -
  Oklahoma 1 2.3B - -
  Minnesota 1 2.9B - -
  Massachusetts 1 11.3B - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
Philippines 1 - - -
Domestic 6 (86%) 16.5B (100%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (14%) - - -
Total 7 $16.5B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Genesis Capital LLC
1
Legal Deals
White & Case
2
DLA Piper
1
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $16.5B
TOTAL $16.5B
Largest Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.
$11.3B (2020-10-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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