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Why merger mania has hit the restaurant industry

In this episode of "A Deeper Dive," a trio of experts from investment banking firm PJ Solomon discuss why restaurants are consolidating so much.

Financing

Starboard makes a $200M investment in Papa John’s

Jeff Smith was named chairman as the company got a cash infusion to pay off debt and invest behind its strategic initiatives.

The company is reportedly no longer for sale, but is looking for an investor as it seeks to recover from a tough year.

RB’s The Bottom Line takes a look at the companies currently seeking buyers, and a few that might actually sell.

RB’s The Bottom Line examines the poor record of the last generation of IPOs and what it would take for another chain to go public.

Wynnchurch Holdings' purchase of PGHC Holdings, the parent company of the pizza chain and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches, is set to close by the end of the month.

Perales' Sun Holdings recently completed its purchase of the Mexican chain following a restructuring.

TriArtisan Capital Partners and Paulson & Co. will buy the Asian casual-dining chain from Centerbridge, according to Bloomberg.

The 48-unit polished-casual chain has been on a steady growth path.

The brisk pace of restaurant mergers and acquisitions is expected to continue into 2019, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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