Macfarlanes advises management on Bridgepoint acquisition of Burger King UK master franchise

17 November 2017

Macfarlanes has advised the incoming management team on Bridgepoint’s acquisition of the master franchise of Burger King UK.

The agreement with Burger King Europe GmbH (BKE), an affiliate of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI), sees private equity firm Bridgepoint become the UK master franchisee of BURGER KING®, with exclusive rights to the brand in the UK. It will simultaneously acquire Caspian UK Group, one of the UK’s largest BURGER KING® franchisees with 74 restaurants.

The transaction will see the establishment of a new BURGER KING® UK entity which will be controlled by Bridgepoint with BKE retaining a minority stake.

Corporate and M&A partner Jessica Adam led the team supported by associate Elaine O'Neill.  Partner Peter Abbott advised on tax and partner Hayley Robinson and associate Patrick Ritchie on employment.