Dechert Advises Centre Partners in Acquisition of Premier Seafood QSR Captain D’s  

May 24, 2022

Dechert advised middle market private equity firm Centre Partners in its acquisition of Captain D’s Seafood and affiliated entities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The transaction represents Centre Partners' second time partnering with Captain D's and its Chief Executive Officer Phil Greifeld. Centre Partners previously acquired Captain D's in 2013 and exited the business in 2017. Dechert advised on the previous transactions.

Centre Partners is a leading middle-market private equity firm focusing on the consumer and healthcare sectors.

Captain D's owns, operates and franchises more than 500 coastal-themed restaurants across the United States.

The Dechert deal team advising Centre Partners included corporate partners Mark Thierfelder, Sarah Kupferman and Jonathan Kim, counsel John Alessi and associates Phillip Treesh, Ranjini Ramesh, Yashasvi Tripathi, Samuel Stelk, Leila Hatem, Mary Burgoyne and Verónica Casellas Santana; finance partner Alon Goldberger, and associates Terry Huang and Leila Malek; tax partner David Passey and associate Ishani Kundu-Sahni; intellectual property partner Thomas Rayski and associate Stephanie Kwan; employee benefits partner Kevin Kay, and associates Tabitha Crosier and Michael Binko; labor partner Ian Downes, and associates Tanya Warnke and Julia Canzoneri; financial services partner Omoz Osayimwese; antitrust partner Michael Cowie and counsel Beverly Ang; litigation partner Rachel Passaretti-Wu and special legal counsel Navpreet Moonga; environmental special counsel John Ix; real estate special counsel Francois Quintard-Morenas and associate Devyn Kurpis; and privacy and cybersecurity partner Karen Neuman, and associates Bailey Dervishi and Hilary Bonaccorsi.

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