Entertainment Restaurant Chain Raises Financing

A regional operator of family dining and entertainment centers (the company) has announced the successful refinancing of its existing senior and subordinated debt financing. The capital was structured as a one stop multi-tranche facility provided by a syndicate of lenders. FocalPoint Securities served as the company’s exclusive financial advisor.

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A regional operator of family dining and entertainment centers (the “Company”) announced the successful refinancing of its existing senior and subordinated debt financing. The capital was structured as a one stop multi-tranche facility provided by a syndicate of lenders. FocalPoint Securities, LLC (“FocalPoint”) served as the Company’s exclusive financial advisor.

The Company’s locations combine the excitement of large amusement parks with a multi-themed casual dining experience. Offering an assortment of quality food options at an affordable price point and more than 100 games and attractions, the Company has successfully established a footprint of 10 locations throughout the Western United States.

As the Company’s senior debt facility approached maturity, they needed a new capital structure that not only provided additional financing for new location development but one that maximized cash flow after debt service to support the management team’s vision for growth. FocalPoint met the Company’s requirements by bringing together a group of mezzanine lenders to create a non-traditional uni-tranche structure. As part of the senior and subordinated debt refinance, the Company also secured a delayed draw term loan to support new location development.

The CEO and founder of the Company stated, “We are very pleased to have closed this financing with a very supportive group of lenders. It was important for us to identify lenders that shared our vision to grow what we believe to be an appealing cost-effective dining and entertainment experience for families. Our growth strategy required a capital structure that provided financial flexibility and capital to support the continued expansion. FocalPoint was instrumental in delivering numerous alternatives and then created a capital structure that provided us with best option to fund our vision for growth and expansion”.

Rajesh Sood, Managing Director at FocalPoint commented, “It was a pleasure to have worked with this management team. While the great recession had a significant impact on the restaurant industry, it is a testament to the skill and tenacity of this management team to have maintained their profitability in the face of such challenges. FocalPoint continues to be one of the most active advisors in the location based entertainment industry.”

Rod Guinn, Restaurant Industry Coverage Leader at FocalPoint, added, “FocalPoint believes identifying the appropriate investor or lender for clients in the restaurant industry results from our ability to understand and communicate the client’s unique strengths, whether they be menu-centric, operational, strategic, or geographic; in this case, we were able to demonstrate how these unique systems bolstered the brand’s resilience and capacity for growth.”
About the Company
Founded in 1997, the Company is a leading operator of buffet-style family dining and entertainment locations. With an average facility size of over 45,000 square feet, it offers high quality food at an attractive price and a wide array of games and activities including: virtual games, laser tag, bumper cars, indoor miniature golf, amusement park rides and redemption games. The Company currently has 10 locations throughout the Western United States.

About FocalPoint
FocalPoint, with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, is an independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements (both debt and equity), and financial restructurings/work-outs. The firm’s primary focus is on middle-market companies.

Please contact Rajesh Sood at (310) 405-7050 or Rod Guinn at (505) 828-4662 at with any questions about this transaction.