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Restaurant Group - Acquires Mexican restaurant chain

September 2022

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  • RTN
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Restaurant Group has announced the acquisition of Barburrito, an award winning Mexican style fast-casual restaurant chain, focused on fast, fresh, affordable (average spend c. £10) and healthy Mexican food, which adds another useful leg to growth.  The deal cost £7m and Barburrito’s 16 existing sites are expected to make EBITDA and pretax profit of c. £1.6m and £0.8m, respectively, over the next 12 months implying an exit run rate of just 4.4x EBITDA.In a sign of confidence Restaurant Group has also chosen to repay £44m of term loan facilities, reducing total available debt to £361m but it retains un-used headroom in excess of £190m against these facilities. It’s also purchased interest rate caps on £225m of debt to protect against ...

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