M&A Deal Summary

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Acquires CiCi s Pizza

On November 3, 2003, mezzanine finance firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners acquired franchising company CiCi s Pizza for 90M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Levine Leichtman Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in the Franchising sector.
  • This is Levine Leichtman Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Levine Leichtman Capital Partners’ 10th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Levine Leichtman Capital Partners’ 1st transaction in Texas.
Investment Fate
  • CiCi s Pizza was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2007.
  • CiCi s Pizza was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2016.
  • CiCi s Pizza went bankrupt in 2021.
  • CiCi s Pizza was sold to a financial buyer in 2021.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2003-11-03
Target CiCi s Pizza
Sector Franchising
Buyer(s) Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 90M USD

Target

CiCi s Pizza

Coppel, Texas, United States
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CiCi's Pizza is engaged in franchising and operating sit-down pizza restaurants with more than 650 locations throughout the United States. CiCi's Pizza is based in Coppel, Texas.

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Buyer

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Beverly Hills, California, United States

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Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 12.9B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) is a West Coast US based private investment firm that targets mezzanine and other structured equity investments in middle-market companies. The Firm has several funds, each with different strategies. LLCP's larger fund targets subordinated debt, preferred equity, and/or common equity investments in companies with $100 to $750 million of revenue. The Firm's smaller fund invests $5 to $15 million in emerging companies with less than $25 million in revenue. LLCP also invests in financially distressed businesses. LLCP was formed in 1984 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; New York City; and London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 82
Sector (Franchising) 1 of 4
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 5 of 29
State (Texas) 1 of 10
Country (United States) 10 of 67
Year (2003) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
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