acquisitions

Financing

Chuck E. Cheese is apparently on the market

The food-and-games chain, which also owns Peter Piper, is reportedly exploring a sale, three years after it emerged from bankruptcy.

Technology

SoundHound AI is buying another AI vendor, SYNQ3

The deal will expand the scope of SoundHound's operations to 10,000 locations across 25 chains, the buyer said. Terms were not disclosed.

The chicken chain says that the deal will help it accelerate its growth in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Bottom Line: Activist investor Blackwells apparently plans to nominate “several directors” to the burger chain’s board, according to Reuters.

The Bottom Line: Just when we thought the massive deal was set to go through, the feds stepped in to have their say.

The federal agency has opened an investigation into the $9.6 billion sale of the sandwich giant to Roark Capital, according to Politico.

The burger giant will own 48% of McDonald’s China after agreeing to acquire a stake owned by Carlyle.

After two slow years, activity is beginning to pick up. But there is a “flight to quality” as buyers, and bankers, look for sustainable performance.

A Deeper Dive: Alex Macedo, chairman of Authentic Restaurant Brands, joins the podcast to talk about acquisition and expansion plans.

Customers can now order Blue Apron meal kits in Wonder’s app for pickup and delivery.

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