Press Release

Kirkland Represents Authentic Restaurant Brands on Acquisition of Fiesta Restaurant Group

Kirkland & Ellis counseled Authentic Restaurant Brands, a portfolio company of New York-based principal investment firm Garnett Station Partners, LLC, on its acquisition of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI), parent company of the Pollo Tropical restaurant brand. Fiesta announced the all-cash transaction on August 7. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Read Fiesta Restaurant Group's press release

The Kirkland team was led by corporate associate Jeremy Mandell and partners Will Boothby and Matt Arenson, with associates Greg Klein and Zackary Theo; tax partners Rachel Cantor and Meg Dewar and associate Natalie Kannan; and executive compensation partner John Kleinjan and associate Dominique Collins.