Buy, Spin, Repeat?

What franchisees should remember about Dunkin’s prior history as a private-equity-owned brand For many, 2020 will be a year to forget. But for the restaurant conglomerate Inspire Brands, it will be a year to remember. Having spent billions to acquire Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins, Inspire has a tall – or Grande – order to fill:…

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As Private Equity Cashes Out, What’s Next for DNKN?

  After six year of ownership, the trio of private equity (PE) firms that purchased Dunkin’ Brands for $2.4 billion, has effectively cashed out their remaining 30 percent stake. Bain Capital, Carlyle and TH Lee took a $500 million stock buyback in July 2012; the trio had already cashed out their investment through stock sales…

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Two Bain Capital Partners Get an Early Holiday Gift from Dunkin’ Brands

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal reports that Dunkin’ Brands(DNKN) is brewing a cup of holiday cheer for a pair of private equity investors at Boston’s Bain Capital. Bain managing directors Andrew Balson and Mark Nunnelly are among a selkect group of executives, former executives and directors who are free to sell shares they personally hold in the company as of Wednesday – about two months ahead of scheduled end of a lock-up period on such sales.

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Dunkin’ Franchise Owners Benefit from 2005 Efforts of G-6 Group

Even before the opening bell rang on Wall Street on July 27, 2011 ushering in the company’s initial public offering (IPO), many franchise owners questioned if the agreement—presented in a letter former CEO Jon Luther signed on January 11, 2006 and granting franchise owners the chance to purchase stock in a “family and friends” pool—…

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Markets Hub: DNKN Going Public

A heavy day of earnings and economic data, combined with stalled talks over the debt talks have contributed to a lower markets opening on Tuesday. Michael Casey and Paul Vigna discuss the market’s emerging cautiousness. (Photo: AP Photo.)

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Dunkin’ Donuts’ Parent Announces IPO Price Range

Christina Rexrode a AP business writer reports at Newsobserver that the parent of Dunkin’ Donuts plans to raise as much as $461 million when it takes the company public, up from the $400 million it originally estimated. The Price has been set at $18.00 per share.

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Dunkin’ Brands Could Make Public Debut This Year

Jenn Abelson of the Boston Globe reports that the Canton owner of Dunkin’ Donuts is weighing a roughly $500 million initial public offering in the second half of the year. The talks are still in the early stages and a bank has not yet been selected to lead the IPO, said the officials, who declined…

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