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Eagle Merchant Partners Named to Inc.’s List of Best Private Equity Firms for Entrepreneurs and Founders

ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Eagle Merchant Partners (Eagle), an Atlanta-based private equity firm specializing in consumer, franchise and industrial opportunities, has been named one of the best private equity firms for entrepreneurs and founders by Inc. Magazine. The Inc. Founder-Friendly list honors the most founder-friendly private equity firms that have a successful track[…]

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Eagle Merchant Partners Completes Acquisition of Code Ninjas, Largest Coding Franchise System for Kids

ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Atlanta-based private equity firm Eagle Merchant Partners (Eagle) today announced its second investment in Code Ninjas, the world’s largest coding franchise system for children. The announcement follows a minority investment made last year and completes Eagle’s acquisition of the fast growing company. Code Ninjas[…]

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Eagle Merchant Partners Invests in Caliber Car Wash

Multi-unit express car wash company set to double number of locations this year Atlanta (Jan. 12, 2021) — Eagle Merchant Partners (Eagle), a leading Atlanta-based private equity firm, today announced its investment in Caliber Car Wash. Founded in 2019 by Danny York and Mac McCall, Caliber Car Wash is a[…]

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The Recreational Group Acquires Engineered Turf, A Leader in Synthetic Turf Manufacturing

Dalton, Ga. (Aug. 14, 2020) — The Recreational Group, a portfolio company of Eagle Merchant Partners and a leading provider of residential and commercial surfacing products, has acquired Engineered Turf Inc., a fast-growing, customer-centric manufacturer of synthetic grass used in commercial and residential landscape, sport and putting green applications. Engineered[…]

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Eagle Merchant Partners Steps Into Code Ninjas

Eagle Merchant Partners is taking a stairstep approach to investing in Code Ninjas, its entry into the kids’ education space. Poised to take a majority stake earlier this year, the private equity firm switched to a minority investment. “When COVID hit, we said a full majority investment would be tough[…]

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EMP Makes Investment in Kids Coding Franchisor Code Ninjas

ATLANTA, June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eagle Merchant Partners (EMP), an Atlanta-based private equity firm specializing in consumer, franchise and industrial opportunities, has acquired an equity stake in Code Ninjas, the world’s largest and fastest-growing coding franchise system for kids. The investment comes fresh off the heels of the firm’s successful exit[…]

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Franchise M&A Tips From FT Dealmakers Winners

Everybody wants a piece of the franchise M&A pie. Our interviews with 20-plus family offices, multi-unit operators, private equity firms, franchisors and investment bankers featured in our upcoming Franchise Times Dealmakers cover story reveal how 12 award winners landed their deals. Here’s a preview of five franchise M&A best practices.[…]

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Eagle Merchant Partners and JLM Financial Partners Sell United PF Partners to American Securities

Largest, Fastest-Growing Area Developer Within the Planet Fitness System Acquired by New York Private Equity Firm Atlanta, GA (Dec. 30, 2019) — American Securities, a leading U.S. private equity firm, has acquired United PF Partners (“United PF”), the largest and fastest-growing area developer within the Planet Fitness system, from Eagle[…]

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The Recreational Group Acquires Swisstrax, Leading Garage and Event Tile Flooring Provider

DALTON, Ga (Dec. 17, 2019) — The Recreational Group, a leading provider of residential and commercial surfacing products, has acquired Swisstrax, the preeminent purveyor of plastic modular tiles used as floor covering in garages, hangars and event spaces. CEO Randy Nelson started Swisstrax more than 20 years ago, directing the development of the revolutionary[…]

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Eagle Merchant Partners Sells Chicken Salad Chick to Brentwood Associates

LOS ANGELES, (Nov. 4, 2019) — Brentwood Associates (“Brentwood”), a consumer-focused private equity firm, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in SSRG Holdings, LLC (“Chicken Salad Chick” or the “Company”) from Eagle Merchant Partners. Chicken Salad Chick has 137 locations throughout 16 states[…]

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