Centre Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Captain D’s Holding Corp. Captain D’s senior management team will own a significant stake in the business and continue to serve in their current roles.
Captain D’s, based in Nashville, Tennessee, operates a leading national chain of 521 seafood-themed fast-casual restaurants in 26 states. Through its 40-year history, Captain D’s has been focused on providing high-quality, freshly prepared seafood at a value price point and in recent years the Company has exhibited tremendous growth under the stewardship of its CEO, Phil Greifeld, and a new executive team.
Bruce Pollack, Managing Partner of Centre Partners, stated, “We’re excited to invest in Captain D’s and to partner with Phil Greifeld and his executive team. Captain D’s differentiated menu of high quality seafood products at a value price point clearly distinguishes it from its competitors and the business is managed exceptionally well. We look forward to supporting Phil and the team, who have laid the foundation for very attractive growth in the coming years.”
Mr. Greifeld commented, “We are excited to have Centre as our partner as we embark upon a path of accelerated growth. We have succeeded in driving same store growth for the last 28 periods, while improving our customer experience. Our customers have responded positively to recent improvements in Captain D’s menu and we’re even more excited by new initiatives that are just now being introduced.”