Roark Capital Group is an Atlanta-based private equity firm with more than $3 billion in equity capital under management. Roark focuses on middle-market investment opportunities through family-owned business transfers, management/corporate buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions, and corporate divestitures. Roark has acquired 28 businesses from the entrepreneurs who founded them or their families, and prides itself on being a trusted financial partner for management and business owners.
We invest primarily in consumer and business services companies, with a focus on the franchise, food and restaurant, specialty retail, environmental services, waste management, and marketing services sectors. Roark's current franchise portfolio includes Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky's, Moe's Southwest Grill, Seattle's Best Coffee© on military bases and in certain international markets, McAlister's Deli, Money Mailer, FastSigns, BatteriesPlus, Primrose Schools, Wingstop, Pet Valu, Auntie Anne’s, Corner Bakery, Arby’s and Massage Envy. In total, Roark has invested in 22 franchise brands that together have generated more than $10 billion in system sales and have 50,000 points of distribution in all 50 U.S. states and 56 countries around the world.
We believe that successful investing begins with providing a compelling value proposition to all business constituencies. A win-win-win approach leads to an enthusiastic business environment where customers, employees, franchisees, strategic partners, service providers, management and shareholders share in the growth and success of our businesses. We want to partner with entrepreneurs and executives who share this vision.