Since bursting onto the scene in 2018 with the merger of Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inspire has acquired Sonic and Jimmy John’s, giving it more domestic locations than industry stalwarts such as Wendy’s.
Acceleration of digital transformation leads Thoma Bravo to raise three technology and software-focused funds. Dunkin' owner confirms it is in buyout talks with Roark-backed Inspire Brands. More deal news from Bayer, Blackstone and AEI.
Pharmaceutical giants including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and J&J race to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Blackstone Group and Global Infrastructure Partners reportedly offer to buy railroad operator Kansas City Southern. Roark buys ServiceMaster Brands.
Former KKR executive Jim Momtazee launches a private equity firm focused on healthcare, leveraging interest in the sector due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sanofi buys biotech company Principia. Bayer invests in two therapeutic developers. Levine Leichtman-backed Capsa Healthcare makes add-on.
Cheesecake Factory, whose restaurant dining rooms are shut but providing take-out, spoke to about 20 parties before agreeing to a $200 million convertible preferred stock investment from Roark Capital.