Update: Restaurant Industry Insight Spotlight on Fast Casual M&A Update – September, 2020

September, 2020

For 2020, strategic buyers accounted for 90% of Restaurant M&A transactions. During 2019, strategic buyers accounted for 81% of the transaction.

Select recent notable publicly announced M&A transactions:

– Fortress acquired Craft for $138 million.

– Yum! Brands acquired Habit for $587 million.

– ICV Partners acquired Diversified Restaurant Holdings for $181 million.

– Spice Private Equity acquired Bravo Brio Restaurant Group for approximately $100 million.

– Inspire Brands acquired Sonic for approximately $2.3 billion.

– L Catterton acquired Del Frisco’s for approximately $841 million.

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