Middle-market private equity firm Boathouse Capital, in partnership with Green Shoot Partners, acquired Fresh Dining Concepts, an Auntie Anne's Inc. franchisee.
The transaction was in the form of preferred equity from Boathouse, and common equity from affiliates of Green Shoot Partners and members of the target company's management.
Fresh Dining Concepts, headquartered in Coral Gables, Fla., operates more than 50 in-line stores, bakery kiosks and satellite retail units, as well as several Cinnabon and Carvel stores.
Bridge Funding Group Inc. provided debt financing for the transaction. ReInvest Capital was the exclusive financial adviser to Green Shoot Partners, while Stevens & Lee and Marks & Klein were the respective legal advisers to Boathouse and Green Shoot Partners.