Even as deep-pocketed private-equity players continue to grab headlines with billion-dollar restaurant acquisitions, operators and blank-check companies are increasing their purchasing activity in smaller deals, resulting in a more vibrant merger-and-acquisition market.With increased access to capital because of favorable debt financing and the recent stabilization of sky-high purchase prices, operators are finding diverse ways to participate in the M&A space, investment bankers say. And ...

Register to view this article

It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.

Why Register?

Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.

Attention Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now.We promise it will only take a few minutes!

Questions about your account or how to access content?

Contact:BrianGalletta(813) 627-6722Brian.galletta@penton.comorEricaNamtalov(212) 204-4361Erica.Namtalov@penton.com

Already registered? here.