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Eagle Merchant Partners Sells Chicken Salad Chick to Brentwood Associates

Brentwood Associates (“Brentwood”), a consumer-focused private equity firm, announced it has acquired a majority interest in SSRG Holdings, LLC (“Chicken Salad Chick” or the “Company”) from Eagle Merchant Partners. Terms of the deal are confidential. Chicken Salad Chick has 137 locations throughout 16 states predominantly in the Southeast and is a leading fast-casual restaurant company.…

Postino’s New Broadway Outpost Will Serve Wine Under A Psychedelic Glass Fixture

The Arizona-based Upward Projects  restaurant group makes a point of opening each new location of its Postino Wine Cafe chain inside a historic urban space. But Upward Projects has never previously opened a Postino in a building as old as the one at 145 North Broadway in Baker, where the chain’s second Denver wine bar will officially…

Brentwood Associates to Sell Marshall Retail Group

One of the Marshall Retail Group’s storefronts at the Los Angeles International Airport. Sawtelle-based private equity investment firm Brentwood Associates will sell Marshall Retail Group for $400 million to British retailer WH Smith. The transaction, which is pending final closing conditions, is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020. Marshall Retail Group…

Brentwood Associates Announces Sale of Marshall Retail Group

Brentwood Associates (“Brentwood”), a consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell The Marshall Retail Group, LLC (“MRG”), to an affiliate of WH Smith PLC (“WH Smith”). MRG is America’s largest, independent specialty retailer in the airport and resort marketplace, and WH Smith, founded in 1792, is one…

Best Online Shops 2020

The attractions of online shopping draw hundreds of millions Americans to the web every year. You can compare prices, read reviews, avoid crowds and checkout lines, track down hard-to-find items—and do it 24/7 without leaving your house (or, let’s admit it, your desk). In 2016, 209.6 million people in the U.S. browsed products, compared prices…