M&A Deal Summary

Roark Capital Group and ATP Private Equity Partners Acquire Inspire Brands

On July 5, 2011, private equity firms Roark Capital Group and ATP Private Equity Partners acquired franchising company Inspire Brands

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Roark Capital Group’s 4th and ATP Private Equity Partners’ 1st transaction in the Franchising sector.
  • This is Roark Capital Group’s 15th and ATP Private Equity Partners’ 8th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Roark Capital Group’s 4th and ATP Private Equity Partners’ 1st transaction in Georgia.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-07-05
Target Inspire Brands
Sector Franchising
Buyer(s) Roark Capital Group
ATP Private Equity Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

Target

Inspire Brands

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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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.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

Roark Capital Group

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2001
PE ASSETS 33.0B USD
Size Mega
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 17 of 44
Sector (Franchising) 4 of 12
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 7 of 12
State (Georgia) 4 of 7
Country (United States) 15 of 42
Year (2011) 3 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-06-13 Il Fornaio

Corte Madera, California, United States

Il Fornaio is an upscale restaurant concept serving creatively prepared, premium-quality Italian cuisine based on authentic regional recipes. Il Fornaio's wholesale bakeries produce over 100 varieties of hand-made breads, pastries and other artisan baked goods for sale at their own locations.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-07-11 CyberCore Technologies

Elkridge, Maryland, United States

CyberCore Technologies is a provider of information technology services to a variety of federal government agencies with a focus on intelligence and security. CyberCore Technologies was founded in 2000 and is based in Elkridge, Maryland.

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Buyer
DESCRIPTION

ATP Private Equity Partners is a Danish institutional investment firm focused on investing in private equity funds across Europe, North America, and select emerging markets. The Firm is supported by ATP, Denmark's largest pension fund. In addition to investing in private equity funds, ATP also looks to for co-investment situations. ATP Private Equity Partners was formed in 2001 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 19 of 43
Sector (Franchising) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 8 of 11
State (Georgia) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 8 of 19
Year (2011) 3 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-05-01 HTGroup

Zaratán, Spain

HTGroup is a provider of medical transport services for both the public and private sectors, with a fleet of more than 2,000 ambulances that serve more than 18 million people. HTGroup is based in Zaratán, Spain.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-12-14 Spheros

Gilching, Germany

Spheros is engaged in the development and manufacture of air conditioning systems, heaters, coolant pumps, and other related hardware. Spheros offers tailored solutions for all passenger buses and coaches (both conventional and electric), as well as refrigerated transportation fleets. Spheros was founded in 1956 and is based in Gilching, Germany.

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