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 29 multi-unit/franchise businesses that generate more than $15 billion in system revenues from over 15,000 locations located in 50 states and 68 countries.
We invest primarily in franchise, brand management, environmental services and marketing services companies with attractive growth prospects. Roark's current franchise and multi-unit portfolio includes 17 investments in restaurant concepts including Arby’s, Auntie Anne’s, Carl’s Jr, Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Corner Bakery, Hardee’s, Il Fornaio, McAlister’s Deli, Miller’s Ale House, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Schlotzsky's, and Wingstop. Roark’s brand portfolio also includes Atkins Nutritionals, Massage Envy, Batteries Plus Bulbs, Primrose Schools, Money Mailer, FASTSIGNS, and Pet Valu. Roark’s environmental services portfolio includes GFL Environmental, Quala, and Waste Pro.
Roark prides itself on being a trusted financial partner for management and business owners. 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.