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Inspire Brands Acquires Dunkin’ Brands for $11.3 Billion

Paul, Weiss advised Inspire Brands, Inc. on its $11.3 billion acquisition of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins. Inspire is one of the largest restaurant companies globally, with a current portfolio that includes more than 11,000 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC Drive-In, and Jimmy John’s restaurants worldwide. With the addition of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, Inspire is now the second-largest restaurant company in the U.S. by both system sales and locations. 

The Paul, Weiss team included, among others, corporate partners Jeffrey Marell, Robert Schumer, Robert Zochowski, Monica Thurmond, Charles Pesant, Jordan Yarett, Amran Hussein, Sarah Stasny and Marco Masotti and counsel Daniel Layfield, Suhan Shim, Christopher Poggi, Patricia Vaz de Almeida, Evan Berman and Mikhel Schecter; executive compensation partner Lawrence Witdorchic and partner elect Jarrett Hoffman; tax partner Scott Sontag; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; real estate partner Salvatore Gogliormella; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; litigation counsel Michelle Parikh and Steven Herzog; and environmental counsel William O'Brien.

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