Roark Capital completes acquisition of Atkins brand

ATLANTA — Private equity firm Roark Capital Group last week closed the deal on its acquisition of Atkins Nutritionals, a weight-control and nutrition brand. Atkins' management team, led by CEO Monty Sharma — who invested alongside Roark Capital in the transaction — will remain with the business.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We are very excited to partner with Monty Sharma and his team to help support the continued growth of the Atkins brand," stated Ezra Field, managing director of Roark. "Atkins is consistent with our strategy of investing in leading consumer businesses with strong brands, differentiated market positions and identifiable growth opportunities.”

Roark owns such franchises as Seattle's Best Coffee, Auntie Anne's and Carvel.

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