Franchising

The transactions listed below include certain transactions executed by the partners of Fidus prior to forming the firm. 

Company Business Description Ownership/Client Transaction Purchaser
Coverall (A)

Leading international franchisor of commercial janitorial businesses

Ares Capital Corporation Second lien debt and equity
Coverall (B)

Leading international franchisor of commercial janitorial businesses

Ares Capital Corporation Sellside Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Skyline Chili, Inc.

Regional chain of franchised and company-owned restaurants

Nautic Partners Sellside Prudential Capital Partners / Management
Worldwide Express (A)

Largest master franchisor of UPS shipping services in the U.S.

Private Sellside / Subordinated debt and equity Allied Capital
Worldwide Express (B)

Largest master franchisor of UPS shipping services in the U.S.

Management Advisory
Worldwide Express (C)

Franchise-based provider of asset light logistics services to the small and medium-sized business market

Management/ Fidus Investment Corporation/ Rotunda Capital Sellside Quad-C and Management
Tranactions