September 29, 2005 |
A new buyer wants the crazy chicken to fly -- cross-country. El Pollo Loco Inc., a fast-food stalwart in Southern California, said Wednesday that it was being purchased by New York investors who plan to upgrade and expand the Irvine-based chain nationwide. Trimaran Capital Partners agreed to buy the chain, which specializes in marinated flame-grilled chicken and other Mexican-inspired entrees, for about $400 million from American Securities Capital Partners, a private investment firm.
December 9, 2005 |
Carlyle Group and JPMorgan Partners submitted bids Thursday for Pernod Ricard's Dunkin' Brands Inc. restaurants, people with direct knowledge of the sale said. Carlyle, manager of the largest U.S. buyout fund, teamed up with Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners; JPMorgan Partners, the buyout unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., bid for Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Brands with Providence Equity Partners Inc., said the people, who declined to be identified before any offers were made public.