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Company Overview of Roark Capital Group

Company Overview

Roark Capital Group is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, corporate buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, acquisition, growth capital, middle market, family owned business transfers, and corporate divestitures. The firm seeks to invest in franchise and multi-unit, restaurant, brand management, environment services, retail, service, consumer products, consumer and business services, food, specialty retail, direct marketing, waste management, and marketing services sectors. It typically invests in companies based in the Southeast United States. The firm seeks to invest between $15 million and $350 million in companies with revenues between $20 million a...

1180 Peachtree Street NE

Suite 2500

Atlanta, GA 30309

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Roark Capital Group

President and Chief Compliance Officer
Age: 55
Founder and Managing Partner
Age: 49
Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director
Age: 66
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Roark Capital Group Key Developments

Roark Capital Group Presents at WasteExpo/Wunderlich Securities Investor Summit, May-20-2013 04:30 PM

Roark Capital Group Presents at WasteExpo/Wunderlich Securities Investor Summit, May-20-2013 04:30 PM. Venue: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Speakers: Toby Chambers, Director.

Roark Capital Group Closes on $1.5 Billion Private Equity Fund

Roark Capital Group announced the closing of its third private equity fund, Roark Capital Partners III LP, with capital commitments of $1.5 billion. RCP III included strong support from existing Roark investors and a number of new investors, including leading endowments and foundations, public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and family offices. Roark's prior fund, Roark Capital Partners II LP, is a $1 billion partnership that commenced in 2008. With the closing of RCP III, Roark now has approximately $3 billion in equity capital under management. RCP III will continue Roark's strategy of acquiring companies in the franchise/multi-unit, brand management, consumer products and services, environmental services and business services industries. In its history, Roark has acquired 22 franchise/multi-unit brands which collectively have more than 4,100 franchisees, 11,000 locations and $10 billion in system-wide revenues across 50 states and 56 countries. Roark's current portfolio of brands includes Arby's, Atkins, Auntie Anne's, Batteries Plus, Bosley's Pet Food, Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Corner Bakery, FASTSIGNS, FOCUS Brands, Home Service Store, Il Fornaio, Massage Envy, McAlister's Deli, Moe's Southwest Grill, Money Mailer, Pet Valu, Primrose Schools, Schlotzsky's and Wingstop. In addition, Roark has acquired over 25 environmental services businesses through its three platform companies GFL Environmental, Qualawash and Waste Pro. Lazard Freres acted as exclusive placement agent for the fund.

Roark Capital Group Reportedly To Acquire QualaWash

Roark Capital Group is in talks to acquire QualaWash Holdings, LLC from KLH Capital, L.P. as reported by LBO Wire.

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