Putting The Dough In Donut

USA Today: A group of three private equity firms is expected to announce today a deal to buy food chain operator Dunkin’ Brands for about $2.4 billion, a source familiar with the matter says.
The three firms involved are said to be Bain Capital, the Carlyle Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
The Dunkin’ Brands management team is expected to stay in place, the source said.
French beverage company Pernod Ricard is selling Dunkin’ Brands — which includes Dunkin’ Donuts, the Baskin Robbins ice cream shops and Togo’s sandwich stores — as part of its $14.2 billion purchase earlier this year of British rival Allied Domecq.
Dunkin’ Donuts, the largest brand in the unit, is based near Bain and Thomas H. Lee’s hometown of Boston and claims to be the largest baked-good chains in the world, with more than 6,100 shops in 30 countries and expanding rapidly.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.