PE Profit Ladder - Market Watch Blog: Sun Capital Partners Exits Franchising

With the $30M sale of Smokey Bones to FAT Brands, Sun Capital Partners has exited franchising. Sun Capital acquired Smokey Bones for $80M in 2007 from Darden Restaurants, and used to be a prolific franchise and restaurant investor. It had notable successes, but also a string of restaurant bankruptcies on its watch.


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