jimmy johnsRoark Capital has invested in Arby’s, Jimmy John’s, Massage Envy, and OrangeTheory.nate grigg

  • Roark Capital Group finalized its deal to acquire Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.9 billion on February 5.
  • The private-equity firm helped turn around Arby’s after buying a majority stake in 2011.
  • The firm has a diverse portfolio that includes restaurants, gyms, and auto repair centers.

The parent company of Arby’s, Roark Capital Group, finalized its $2.9 billion deal to acquire Buffalo Wild Wings on February 5. The deal will create a new operating company, Inspire Brands, that will control Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and R Taco. Former Arby’s CEO Paul Brown was named CEO of the new company.

Buffalo Wild Wings had struggled in the years before the acquisition, but Roark Capital rescued Arby’s from a similar position in 2011. The private-equity firm has built a diverse portfolio that includes restaurants, gyms, and auto repair centers. 

Here are some of the highlights of that portfolio.