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2014-03-18 08:23:44

Leading Provider of Waste and Recycling Services to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Markets is Roark's 52nd Environmental Services Transaction ATLANTA, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced today that its affiliate, Synergy Environmental Corporation ("Synergy"), has acquired Central Jersey Waste and Recycling, Inc. and its sister entities, Premier Food Waste Recycling, Inc. and Central Repairs Inc. (collectively, the...

2014-03-03 08:30:13

Leading Fitness Franchise Seeks to Accelerate Worldwide Growth HASTINGS, Minn., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anytime Fitness, the world's largest and fastest-growing co-ed fitness franchise, today announced that an affiliate of Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that focuses on investing in the franchise industry, has made an equity investment in the company. Terms were not disclosed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130506/AQ07432LOGO-b Anytime...

2011-02-03 10:56:00

RICHARDSON, Texas, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roark Capital today announced that Troy Aikman has joined the Wingstop Board of Directors. The Hall of Fame quarterback and Fox Sports analyst has been the company's national spokesman since 2003. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110203/DA42010) Wingstop is a leading franchisor and operator of fast casual restaurants focusing on bone-in and boneless chicken wings and chicken strips. "I'm excited to expand my relationship with...

2010-12-10 07:41:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced today that its affiliates have acquired Atkins Nutritionals, a leading international weight control and nutrition brand. Atkins' management team, led by CEO Monty Sharma, will remain with the business and invested alongside Roark Capital in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not released. The Atkins Nutritional Approach, supported by more than 50 clinically-reviewed...

2010-12-10 06:00:00

GREENWICH, Conn., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- North Castle Partners, a leading investor in small-cap consumer companies focused on health, wellness and active living, announced today that the firm and its co-investors have completed the sale of Atkins Nutritional Holdings, Inc. ("Atkins"). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Atkins Nutritional Approach, supported by more than 50 clinically-reviewed and published studies, has helped millions of people lose weight since...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'