Initial Public Offering

Consumer
Initial Public Offering

Summary

Baird served as a joint bookrunning manager on this offering

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El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ-GS: LOCO), a portfolio company of Trimaran Capital Partners and Freeman Spogli, recently completed an initial public offering of 8,214,286 shares of common stock at a price of $15.00 per share, generating gross proceeds of approximately $123.2 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay the Company’s existing Second Lien Term Loan Facility.

El Pollo Loco is a differentiated and growing restaurant concept that specializes in fire-grilling citrus-marinated chicken in front of its customers. El Pollo Loco opened its first location in 1980 and has more than 400 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas and Utah. The Company’s distinctive menu features its signature product – citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken – and a variety of Mexican-inspired entrees that the Company and its franchisees create from that chicken. El Pollo Loco is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Chris Sciortino (312) 609-4923
Greg Ingram (414) 298-7838
Tom Lacy (414) 298-7648
Matthew Tingler (312) 609-4470
Michael Wilcox (414) 298-5999
Vinay Ghai +44 (0) 207 667 8225
Consumer
Initial Public Offering
Date
July 2014
Company
El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc.
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Consumer
Target Location
North America

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