Investment Summary

Exits Dunkin Brands Group

On July 11, 2011, invested in restaurant Dunkin Brands Group from The Carlyle Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital Private Equity

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Restaurants sector.
  • This is transaction in the United States.
  • This is transaction in Massachusetts.
Investment Fate
  • Dunkin Brands Group was sold to a strategic buyer in 2020 for 11.3B USD.

Investment Summary

Date 2011-07-11
Target Dunkin Brands Group
Sector Restaurants
Sellers(s) The Carlyle Group
Thomas H. Lee Partners
Bain Capital Private Equity
Deal Type IPO

Target

Dunkin Brands Group

Canton, Massachusetts, United States
website
Dunkin franchise location in Duluth, Minnesota.
Dunkin franchise location in Duluth, Minnesota.
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is a franchisors of quick service restaurants (QSR) serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods, as well as hard-serve ice cream. Dunkin' Brands Group was founded in 1961 and is based in Canton, Massachusetts

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Seller(S) 3

SELLER

The Carlyle Group

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1987
PE ASSETS 84.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION
Carlyle's corporate headquarters on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC.
Carlyle's corporate headquarters on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC.

The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm that pursues private equity, credit, and real estate investments worldwide. Carlyle's private equity practice practice pursues buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. With offices in 19 countries, Carlyle can easily target opportunities throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America. Broad sectors of interest include aerospace, defense, automotive and transportation, consumer, retail, energy and power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, technology services, business services, telecommunications and media. The Carlyle Group was formed in 1987 and is based in Washington DC.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 176 of 433
Sector (Restaurants) 1 of 6
Type (IPO) 29 of 65
State (Massachusetts) 8 of 11
Country (United States) 115 of 247
Year (2011) 15 of 28
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-07-03 Newgen Knowledge Works

Chennai, India

Newgen Knowledge Works is an Indian knowledge process outsourcing company offering publishing services to marquee clients including Aspen Publishers, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Palgrave Macmillan and Taylor & Francis.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-07-19 Flexera

Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

Flexera is a provider of strategic software solutions for application usage management. The Company's solutions help clients deliver continuous compliance optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and their customers. Flexera is based in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Sell $550M
SELLER

Thomas H. Lee Partners

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1974
PE ASSETS 25.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Thomas H. Lee Partners, LP (THL) is a private equity firm that seeks buyout, expansion, consolidation, distressed, and recapitalization investments across various industries. Sectors of interest include business and information services, consumer products/retail, financial services, healthcare, industrial, and media/communications. THL looks to invest $100 to $400 million in companies valued up to $2.5 billion. Thomas H. Lee Partners, LP was formed in 1974 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 20 of 52
Sector (Restaurants) 1 of 2
Type (IPO) 5 of 14
State (Massachusetts) 2 of 5
Country (United States) 15 of 43
Year (2011) 3 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-05-31 First Bank

Santurce, Puerto Rico

First Bank is a Puerto-Rico based financial holding company offering commercial banking, residential mortgage loan, finance lease, personal loan, small loan, auto loan, insurance, and broker dealer products and services to retail, commercial, and institutional customers primarily in Puerto Rico, and to a lesser extent in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Florida. First Bank was incorporated in 1948 and is headquartered in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-08-01 Cumulus Media Partners

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Cumulus Media Partners, LLC owns and operates radio broadcasting stations. The company, through its AM and FM radio stations, serves listeners, communities, advertisers, and agencies in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, York, Albemarle, and Anniston. The company was formerly known as Susquehanna Radio Corp. and it changed its name to Cumulus Media Partners, LLC in May, 2006.

Sell $740M
SELLER

Bain Capital Private Equity

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 44.2B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bain Capital Private Equity (BCPE), is the private equity investment arm of alternative asset management firm, Bain Capital. BCPE targets leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions in a wide variety of industries including information technology, communications, media, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, retail/consumer, and financial services. Bain Capital is based in Boston with additional offices in New York, London, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Munich.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 38 of 134
Sector (Restaurants) 2 of 5
Type (IPO) 10 of 38
State (Massachusetts) 5 of 7
Country (United States) 28 of 83
Year (2011) 5 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-06-24 Verisure

Malmö, Sweden

Verisure is a provider of high quality monitored alarm and security services to residential homes and small businesses in Europe. Verisure serves subscribers across Europe, including Spain, Sweden, Norway and France, and Latin America. Through its proprietary, industry-leading technology platform, the Company ensures customer peace of mind by remotely monitoring properties 24 hours, 7 days a week and ensuring rapid response.

Buy kr2.1B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-08-01 Cumulus Media Partners

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Cumulus Media Partners, LLC owns and operates radio broadcasting stations. The company, through its AM and FM radio stations, serves listeners, communities, advertisers, and agencies in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, York, Albemarle, and Anniston. The company was formerly known as Susquehanna Radio Corp. and it changed its name to Cumulus Media Partners, LLC in May, 2006.

Sell $740M