M&A Deal Summary

Roark Capital Group Acquires FOCUS Brands

On November 1, 2001, private equity firm Roark Capital Group acquired franchising company FOCUS Brands

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Roark Capital Group’s 1st transaction in the Franchising sector.
  • This is Roark Capital Group’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Roark Capital Group’s 1st transaction in Georgia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2001-11-01
Target FOCUS Brands
Sector Franchising
Buyer(s) Roark Capital Group
Deal Type Consolidation

Target

FOCUS Brands

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Focus Brands' headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
Focus Brands' headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
FOCUS Brands is a franchisor and operator of ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes. The Company was originally established in 1934 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Buyer

Roark Capital Group

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 18.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Roark Capital Group is a private equity firm that focuses on middle-market investment opportunities. The Firm targets family-owned business transfers, management/corporate buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, and corporate divestitures. Roark Capital Group pursues companies with revenues between $20 million and $5 billion, and EBITDA of $10 to $500 million. Roark Capital primarily invests in consumer and business services companies, with a particular interest in the franchise, food and restaurant, specialty retail, direct marketing and financial services sectors. Roark Capital Group was formed in 2001 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 44
Sector (Franchising) 1 of 8
Type (Consolidation) 1 of 2
State (Georgia) 1 of 6
Country (United States) 1 of 40
Year (2001) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Money Mailer LLC is a provider of shared one-to-one direct mail advertising (annually producing over 163 million mailings delivered to approximately 17 million homes) as well as interactive and online advertising solutions through its nationwide production and distribution network. Money Mailer was founded in 1979 and is based in Cypress, California.

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