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Spice Private Equity to Acquire Bravo Brio Restaurant Group

Paul, Weiss is advising GP Investments, Ltd. in the approximately $100 million acquisition by GP affiliate Spice Private Equity of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. The transaction, expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2018, is subject to shareholder approval and other customary closing conditions.

GP Investments is a leading alternative investment firm. Spice Private Equity is a Swiss investment company focused on private equity investments. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners David Klein and Thomas de la Bastide and counsel Stephen Koo and Philip Heimowitz; employee benefits partner Andrew Gaines; tax partner David Mayo; real estate partner Mitchell Berg; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; environmental counsel William O’Brien; and antitrust counsel Marta Kelly.

March 8, 2018

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