Sibling fast-food chains Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are now part of Roark Capital Group’s restaurant-focused portfolio.

Atlanta-based Roark Capital wrapped up its purchase of a majority stake in CKE Inc., which owns more than 3,400 restaurants across 42 states and in roughly 30 foreign countries. The Carpinteria, Calif.-based target was sold by Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) and marks Roark's 29th multi-unit company and, with the co-brand of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, the financial sponsor’s 17th restaurant franchise.

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