Dunkin ‘Brands discusses potential sale to Inspire Brands

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Outside Dunkin ‘Donuts in Hell’s Kitchen as the city continues with Phase 4 of the reopening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus on September 18, 2020 in New York City.Noam Galai | Entertainment Getty Images | Getty Images

Dunkin ‘Brands Group, owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins chains, has held preliminary discussions towards its acquisition by Inspire Brands, a private equity-backed restaurant company, Dunkin ‘said in a statement Sunday.“There is no certainty that a deal will be made,” said Karen Raskopf, director of communications for Dunkin ‘Brands. Dunkin ‘declined to disclose further details.

The deal under discussion would make Dunkin ‘Brands private at a price of $ 106.50 a share, said The New York Times, which first reported on the development. Inspire Brands, owner of Arby’s and Jimmy John’s, declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.

The announcement could be made public as early as Monday, the New York Times reported.

Inspire’s portfolio includes more than 11,000 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, Rusty Taco and Jimmy John’s locations around the world, according to the company’s website. Inspire Brands was formed in 2018 by private equity firm Roark Capital as a holding company after Arby’s completed the acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings.

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