Sell Side Advisor
Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business, Advised Twin Peaks, a Portfolio Company of Garnett Station Partners, on Its Sale to FAT Brands Inc.
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On October 1, 2021, Twin Peaks (“TP” or the “Company”) was acquired by FAT Brands Inc. (“FAT Brands” or the “Buyer”).
The Restaurant M&A practice of Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business, served as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Twin Peaks and provided sell-side M&A advisory services in connection with the transaction.
About Twin Peaks
Founded in 2005 in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville, Twin Peaks now has 82 locations in 25 states. Twin Peaks is the ultimate sports lodge featuring made-from-scratch food and the coldest beer in the business surrounded by scenic views and the latest in high-definition TVs. At every Twin Peaks, guests are immediately welcomed by a Twin Peaks team member and served up a menu made for MVPs. From its smashed and seared to order burgers to in-house smoked ribs and hand-breaded wings, guests can expect menu items capable of satisfying every appetite. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to the shareholders of Twin Peaks.
About Garnett Station Partners
Garnett Station Partners is a principal investment firm founded in 2013 by Matt Perelman and Alex Sloane and has over $750 million of assets under management. Garnett Station partners with experienced and entrepreneurial management teams and strategic investors to build value for its portfolio of growth platforms. The firm draws on its global relationships, operational experience and rigorous diligence process to source, underwrite and manage investments. Core sectors include food & beverage, health & wellness, automotive and business services. Garnett Station's culture is based on the principles of entrepreneurship, collaboration, analytical rigor and accountability. For more information, please visit www.garnettstation.com
About FAT Brands Inc.
FAT Brands (NASDAQ: FAT) is a leading global franchising company that strategically acquires, markets, and develops fast casual and casual dining restaurant concepts around the world. The Company currently owns 14 restaurant brands: Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Yalla Mediterranean, Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and franchises over 2,000 units worldwide. Greenberg Traurig, LLP served as legal counsel to FAT Brands.
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