Daily News: November 14, 2012

Summit Partners Provides $35MM to Round Table Pizza

Round Table Pizza, Inc., a pizza chain in the western U.S., announced that it completed the refinancing of its senior debt. On November 2, 2012, the company entered into a $35 million senior secured credit agreement with Summit Partners, a growth equity firm that makes equity and credit investments in growing companies across North America, Europe and Asia.

Under the new credit facility, Round Table obtained a term loan in the aggregate principal amount of $32.5 million, which matures in five years. It also received the option of obtaining additional growth capital of up to $2.5 million.

Concurrently, Round Table Pizza terminated its existing credit agreement with GE Capital and Prudential covering an outstanding principal amount of $28.8 million. “This new credit facility provides us the capital we need to execute our strategic business plan,” said Round Table’s chief executive officer, Rob McCourt. “We were able to secure the new loan on competitive terms and creatively structure the credit facility to reduce our quarterly loan payments.” Added Round Table’s CFO, Keith Davis, “We’ve accomplished our refinancing nine months ahead of schedule. This was made possible by the strong positive momentum we’re experiencing in our underlying business.”

Founded in Menlo Park, CA in 1959, Round Table Pizza is a provider in the premium pizza market that has approximately 450 franchised and company-owned stores operating in the western U.S. with system revenues of approximately $400 million.

Previously on abfjournal.com:

Round Table Pizza Files Chapter 11, Friday, February 11, 2011