Dunkin’ Brands in talks to go private

From: cnn.com

Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, is in “preliminary discussions” to be acquired by private equity-backed Inspire Brands. The potential deal was first reported by the New York Times on Sunday. Inspire would purchase Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) at $106.50 per share, the Times reported, citing two people with knowledge of the negotiations. The company, which owns Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and several other restaurant brands, is backed by private equity group Roark Capital Group. In 2018, Dunkin’ dropped the “Donuts” from its name, to rebrand itself as a “beverage-led” company, expanding its selection of food and drinks.

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