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Notable news items and price action from the restaurant space as well as our fundamental view on select names.

  • WEN has struck a deal with Roark Capital Group to sell its Arby’s chain.  Under the terms of the deal, WEN will receive $130 million in cash and retain an 18.5% stake in the Arby’s business (a stake valued at $30 million).  Roark will assume $190 million of Arby’s debt and the deal will generate a tax benefit of $80 million to Wendy’s.  The total value of the deal is estimated to be $430.
  • CPKI is being sued by an investor who is alleging that the acquisition of the company by an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital, at $18.50 per share, undervalued the company.
  • SONC shares gained on accelerating volume on Friday.  KONA underperformed, its shares sliding 3.1% on accelerating volume.

TALES OF THE TAPE: WEN, CPKI, SONC, KONA - stocks 613

Howard Penney

Managing Director