Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Britt Private Capital, LLC and Jupiter Investors LLC’s acquisition of Mountain Mike’s Pizza


Irell & Manella LLP represented Britt Private Capital, LLC and Jupiter Investors LLC in their acquisition of Mountain Mike’s Pizza

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced today that it has partnered with Britt Private Capital, LLC, Jupiter Holdings LLC and management to acquire Mountain Mike’s Pizza (“MMP” or the “Company”). MMP, based in Oakland, CA, is a leading franchisor of pizza restaurants with over 180 operating units, primarily in Northern and Central California. The Company’s restaurants feature fresh, made-to-order pizzas served in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.

MMP is the second investment from LLCP Lower Middle Market Fund, L.P. Lauren Leichtman, Co-Founder and CEO of LLCP said, “Mountain Mike’s has a long and impressive track record of growth. With dedicated franchisees and an established brand name, the Company is poised for strong future performance. We are excited to close this transaction and be part of the next phase of the Company’s success. We look forward to working with management as they continue to increase unit count, grow system-wide sales, and further cement MMP’s reputation for fresh, high-quality pizza with exceptional customer service.”

Irell & Manella LLP represented Britt Private Capital, LLC and Jupiter Investors LLC with a team including Jeffrey Reisner (Picture), Kyle Kawakami, Paul Swanson and Zachary Smith.

Involved fees earner: Jeffrey Reisner – Irell & Manella; Zachary Smith – Irell & Manella; Kyle Kawakami – Irell & Manella; Paul Swanson – Irell & Manella;

Law Firms: Irell & Manella;

Clients: Britt Private Capital, LLC ; Jupiter Holdings LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti