Driven Brands’ Acquisition of International Car Wash Group


Paul, Weiss advised Driven Brands on the deal.

Driven Brands, the parent company of North America’s leading automotive service brands and a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, completed its acquisition of International Car Wash Group, the global leader in the car wash industry.

The transaction makes Driven Brands the largest automotive aftermarket services company by location count in North America, with approximately $3.8 billion in annual system-wide sales. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Paul, Weiss team advising Driven Brands included corporate partners David Carmona, Amran Hussein (Picture), John Kennedy, Jeffrey Marell, Marco Masotti, Alvaro Membrillera, Sarah Stasny, Monica Thurmond, Jordan Yarett and Robert Zochowski and counsel Daniel Layfield, David Epstein, Patricia Vaz de Almeida and Jyoti Sharma; IP transactional partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; tax partners David Mayo and Scott Sontag; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic; litigation partner Jonathan Kanter; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

Involved fees earner: David Carmona – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Epstein – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Amran Hussein – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jonathan Kanter – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; John Kennedy – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Daniel Layfield – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jeffrey Marell – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marco Masotti – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Mayo – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Alvaro Membrillera – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Claudine Meredith-Goujon – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jyoti Sharma – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Scott Sontag – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Sarah Stasny – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Monica Thurmond – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Patricia Vaz de Almeida – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Lawrence Witdorchic – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jordan Yarett – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Robert Zochowski – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Driven Brands, Inc.;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti