High Bluff Capital Partners News

Church’s Chicken® To Be Acquired by High Bluff Capital Partners and Investment Funds Managed by FS Investments

August 2, 2021

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–High Bluff Capital Partners (“High Bluff”), supported by various alternative investment funds managed by FS Investments, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Church’s Chicken®, one of the world’s largest quick service chicken restaurant chains, from FFL Partners. Subject to customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to be completed during Q3 of 2021. Based in Atlanta and founded in 1952, Church’s® has more than 1,500 locations in 26 countries and international territories.

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Church’s Chicken Acquired By Investment Firm High Bluff Capital Partners

August 2, 2021

By Alicia Kelso High Bluff Capital Partners is adding Church’s Chicken to its growing roster of restaurant brands under its REGO Restaurant Group platform, established in 2018. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Church’s from FFL partners for an undisclosed amount. FS Investments led a structured capital investment in support of the acquisition out of its FS Tactical Opportunities Fund along with other affiliated investment funds. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q3.

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High Bluff Capital Partners-Backed Quiznos, Taco Del Mar Appoint New Chief Executive

February 8, 2019

By Jaewon Kang Jan. 4, 2019 An investment firm founded by a former Metropoulos & Co. executive is eyeing opportunities to bring together the restaurant sector’s fallen angels. High Bluff Capital Partners-backed Rego Restaurant Group, which consists of Quiznos and Taco Del Mar chains, named industry veteran Tim Casey as president and chief executive. Mr. Casey previously led Qdoba Restaurant Corp. and PepperJax Grill. Anand Gowda, who started his career at Carlyle Group LP and most recently led private-equity investments at family investment shop Metropoulos & Co.

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New Quiznos Owner Wants to Buy '6 to 10' Chains

January 15, 2019

High Bluff Capital’s June acquisition of Quiznos wasn’t simply another blip on the frenzied M&A radar. It was, in earnest, the introductory move from Rego Restaurant Group, a new platform that wants to make a habit of resurrecting once-mighty brands. Read full article here: https://www.qsrmagazine.com/finance/new-quiznos-owner-wants-buy-6-10-chains

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