Wendy’s/ Arby’s group has been among the top major fast food chain of the world. And was the third largest in US after McDonald and Yum. The group holded over 10,000 units of restaurants across various countries.
It was a very subsequent deal for the owner of Arby’s for finally now paving to make a drop down additional list of the square burger and chocolate desserts by acquiring the Wendy’s for worth 2.3 billion USD after two prior rejections for the same. The investor too indeed had a strong brainstorming as to how this collaboration shall boosts the stock price eventually leading to make both the firms grow on profitable notion.
The alliance of Arby’s and Wendy’s franchise
It was in the year 2008 that Arby came forward to buy the Wendy’s with an objective that this joint venture should expand the target market on to another flourishing level. But for their astonishment things did not work really well. Just after the acquisition happened to be the franchises of Wendy’s and Arby’s almost doubled leading to a raise in number of about 6600 and 3600 respectively.at this point of the time it was being evidently seen that Wendy was contributing to gross 70 % of the revenue but on the contrary Arby’s was unable to meet the profitable revenues.
The series of acquisition happened to be in a concurrent row when Nelson Peltz, owner of Arby’s acquired Wendy’s through the holding company Triac .Wendy’s being managed on a traditional approach was then being looked after the new team of executives to make a significant contribution.
Ever since the acquisition had taken place Arby’s was on a part of suffering post acquisition and soon the management announced that it was looking for the potential buyers to sell of Arby’s. As of the declaration was made the main reason cited for the same was the focus management which the enterprise wanted to keep on the Wendy’s as that was indeed the major key driver for the various returns of the shareholders. It was also being noted that at that time the EBITDA of Arby’s had shrunken to a value of about 12.5%.
Termination annotation of the acquisition
Finally the acquisition was being terminated on the note that about 81.5 % of Arby’s share would be sold off worth for an amount of 430 million USD and the prime focus would be laid on the Wendy’s brand enhancement and development.
Nelson Peltz , owner of Arbys’s was been looking up for this acquisition for a very long time He had an intrinsic approach for the acquisition aiming that this collaboration would help both the companies to get together on a similar profitable domain, but had now unfortunately failed.
It was eventually after three years of this acquisition the Wendy’s /Arby’s group finally sold off the Arby’s division to a private equity firm Roark .A question of interest which lies to the forefront is that Roark spindled almost 180 million USD to aid in the reformulation of the Arby’s outlet is all under way. For a long time the portfolio management of Roark’s has been one of the nature to provide the utmost sense of combining the operating leverage sin an aided constructive manner with the efficient management build which is distributed across the countries.
Finally the termination call for the merger was being put across. The private equity firm Roark capital group came forward to buy the Arby’s group which was a subsequently poor performing group of the acquisition for worth an amount of about 430 million USD.
Wendy’s existence in continuation
Arby’s had been there in the market for a very long time back. Having initially about 3600 units and even being listed on the entrepreneur magazine as among the best food eating outlets for the quality provision and appetite treat which it presented. But it was the aim of scaling up which led to seed up this acquisition Triac which then had the roast beef company hold also forced the two to work along hoping that the acquisition would build up affluent burgeoning. Perhaps at the time of acquisition the value of the franchise was 2.5 billion USD with a share price of 6.75 USD, but even since post acquisition the share have been trading under somewhat 5 USD.
Overall scenario of Acquisition debacle
The impaired scenario post acquisition was held up altogether by a completely different notion. As of in the January of the consecutive year, about 350 food court franchises of Arby’s was late in their royal payment for above 60 days from the stipulated time period. Not only this as evident for the previous year revenue charts, about 35 million USD was accounted as the operating loss of the franchise. Along with the termination about 96 units owned by the company were shattered off.
With this Nelson Peltz also implied for the existing change to shed off from the coffee and doughnut chain in order to abridge down the corporate expenses.Wendy’s as of now is working upright from Dublin and is making solicitation for the burger competitor like McDonald and burger king holdings.