Stamford, Conn.-based Olympus Partners has acquired US restaurant and Pizza Hut franchisee NPC International. The company operates 1,153 Pizza Hut units (approximately 19 percent of the domestic system) in 28 states with significant presence in the Midwest, South and Southeast. The investment in NPC is Olympus’ eighth investment out of its $1.5 billion fifth fund. [...]
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Evan Eason and Michael Horgan were each promoted partner at Olympus Partners. Eason joined the Stamford, Conn.-based PE firm in 2006 as a VP and became a principal in 2010. He has worked on transactions in the healthcare, restaurant and the financial services industries. Horgan joined Olympus in 2008 as a VP and became a principal in 2010. Horgan focuses on manufacturing, steel services and financial services. The promotions are effective at the beginning of 2012.
Is the Full Monti sufficient to avoid the next shoe falling in Europe or only to avoid the EEU giving Italy the boot? To his credit, Italy’s Mario Monti has formed a government that does not include any professional politicians, yet the huge per capita debt heaped on Italy coupled with a culture of tax [...]
Continuing to diversify its revenue streams as it prepares for a public stock offering, The Carlyle Group has acquired leveraged lender Churchill Financial Group LLC from its current backer, buyout firm Olympus Partners, according to sister publication Buyouts. The deal means that 13 Churchill investment professionals will be doing their loan underwriting for Carlyle going [...]
Mid-market private equity firm Olympus Partners has sold the assets of the Black Flag(R) and TAT(R) brands from The Homax Group to Spectrum Brands Holdings, a global consumer products company with market-leading brands, announced today it has acquired . Financial terms of the all-cash transaction were not disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. SPB [...]
Olympus Partners is close to investing in PLZ Aeroscience Corp. a St. Clair, Mo.-based holding company of subsidiaries that provide aerosol and liquid packaging products, according to a regulatory filing. Stamford, Conn.-based Olympus would be making the investment out of Olympus Growth Fund V LP, a $1.53 billion pool of capital it closed in 2007. [...]
Olympus Partners said Monday that it has bought FFR-DSI from Cortec Group. Financial terms weren’t announced. Twinsburg, Ohio-based FFR-DSI designs, markets and supplies merchandising, loss prevention and operational efficiency solutions primarily to retailers and consumer packaged goods companies. The Olympus team on the deal included Jim Conroy, David Haddad, Jason Miller and Sachin Bavishi. John Schoenfeld and Rob Kiburz of Kirkland & Ellis provided legal advice. Chris Williams, John Neuner, Brent Spiller and Chip Duggins of Harris Williams supplied financial advice to Cortec.
The ghost of Emily Litella, as played by Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live, has emerged to shape the conscience of the SEC. Emily was well-known for delivering aggressive news editorials on subjects where she had clearly “misheard” the topic in her editorial or committed some other malaprop. For example, she ranted “What is all [...]