PE-backed Dave & Buster’s sets pricing range for IPO

By Iris Dorbian — 1 year ago

Dallas-based restaurant and entertainment chain Dave & Buster’s has priced its IPO of 5.88 million shares at between $16 and $18 per share. The company is planning on trading its stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “PLAY.” Jefferies and Piper Jaffray are serving as lead underwriters. Dave & Buster’s is a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners.


Top 10 peHUB Posts This Week

By David M. Toll — 5 years ago

1) It’s Not a Bubble, People; It’s a Pyramid Scheme, by Connie Loizos

2) Scoop: Peter Wagner Parts Ways With Accel After Nearly 15 Years, by Alastair Goldfisher

3) Halsey Minor Sticks It To Virginia, Again, by Connie Loizos

4) ‘Goldfinger’ Hits $732M On 2nd Mount Kellett Fund, by Gregory Roth

5) Oak Hill To Make Back 40% of Dave & Buster’s Investment in Nine Months–UPDATED, by Luisa Beltran

6) Riding High On Q4 Profit, KKR Expects To Fully Deploy ’06 Fund, by Luisa Beltran

7) J-Dubs Redux: Beaten Abandoned, & Left For Dead, J.W. Childs Is Back, by Bernard Vaughan


Dave & Buster’s President and COO Resigns

By Luisa Beltran — 5 years ago

Dave & Buster’s, an entertainment/restaurant chain, said Thursday that Starlette Johnson has resigned as president, chief operating officer and director effective Sept. 30. Oak Hill Capital Partners, a PE shop with more than $8.4 billion of committed capital, bought Dave & Buster’s in June.


Oak Hill Buying Dave & Buster’s from Wellspring Capital

By PEHub Administrator — 6 years ago

[UPDATE: The deal has been formally announced. Press release follows story]  PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Oak Hill Capital Partners plans to acquire Dave & Buster’s Inc for $570 million from Wellspring Capital Management, according to The Wall Street Journal.The chain, which combines restaurants with video games arcades, had been taken private in 2006 by Wellspring for about […]