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Duff & Phelps Advises Sun Capital Partners, Inc. on its Sale of Fazoli's Group, Inc.

Duff & Phelps is pleased to announce that Fazoli’s Group, Inc. (“Fazoli’s” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital”) has been acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners (“Sentinel”), a New York-based private equity firm.

Duff & Phelps acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Fazoli’s, working closely with the management team and its shareholders throughout the sale process, managing the marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.

About Fazoli’s

Fazoli’s is America’s largest Italian fast casual chain with 213 franchised and company restaurants located throughout the U.S. with a concentration in the Midwest and South. An American family favorite for more than 25 years, Fazoli’s features a premium menu of freshly prepared Italian entrees, Submarinos® sandwiches and salads, a new service style featuring table service and a contemporary new restaurant design. Founded in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1988, Fazoli’s was acquired by Sun Capital Partners in 2006.

About Sun Capital

Sun Capital Partners is a global private equity firm focused on identifying companies’ untapped potential and leveraging its deep operational and financial resources to transform results. Sun Capital is a trusted partner that is recognized for its investment and operational expertise in the consumer products and services, food and beverage, industrial, packaging, chemical, building products, automotive, restaurant and retail sectors. Since 1995, Sun Capital has invested in more than 315 companies worldwide across a broad range of industries and transaction structures.

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