Oak Hill Capital Partners’ $525 million acquisition of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.


Paul, Weiss represented Oak Hill Capital Partners in its completed $525 million acquisition of Tampa-based drive-through restaurant chain Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. from Sentinel Capital Partners.

Under the terms of the deal, the management team of Checkers will continue running the company, which has approximately 840 restaurants in 29 states.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Angelo Bonvino (Picture), Brian Lavin and Eric Goodison and counsel Austin Witt and Marta Kelly; employee benefits partner Robert Fleder; intellectual property counsel Menachem Kaplan; real estate partner Mitchell Berg; tax partner David Sicular and counsel Mashiho Yuasa; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

Involved fees earner: Angelo Bonvino – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brian Lavin – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Marta Kelly – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Eric Goodison – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Austin Witt – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Robert Fleder – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Menachem Kaplan – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Mitchell Berg – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; David Sicular – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Mashiho Yuasa – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: Oak Hill Capital Partners;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti