BRANDL TALOS advises Austrian family office in connection with TDR Capital’s investment in Popeyes® UK

Press release • Corporate Law & Transactions from Roman Rericha, Adrian Zuschmann, Markus Arzt

In 2021, BRANDL TALOS has advised long time client "Ring" International Holding AG in connection with its acquisition of the master franchise rights for Popeyes® for the United Kingdom and the establishment of a joint venture with Restaurant Brands International Inc., one of the world's largest quick-service restaurant companies.

Popeyes® is a fast-food chain founded over 50 years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana and is famous for their fried chicken.

After the successful launch of Popeyes® UK with the opening of its inaugural location in East London’s Stratford area, Popeyes® UK has seen an impressive expansion with 27 locations established across Britain to date.

Popeyes® UK has now entered into a strategic partnership (including a £50 million (€58 million) investment) with UK private equity firm TDR Capital to develop and grow the Popeyes® brand in the United Kingdom.

» We are delighted that our long-standing client "Ring" International Holding AG has again relied on our expertise and support in this landmark transaction. This is a significant step in Popeyes® and Ring's exciting UK growth journey and we are pleased to be a part of it. «
Roman Rericha

The BRANDL TALOS team consisted of Roman Rericha, Adrian Zuschmann, Markus Arzt and Julia Strimitzer.

Fladgate LLP (Howard Watt, Matthew Akehurst) advised “Ring” International Holding AG with respect to the UK law aspects of the transaction. “Ring” International Holding AG was further advised by investment advisor SK Corporate Finance Management SL (Sascha Kroissenbrunner).

The team
Roman Rericha
Partner / Fund Formation, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Roman represents clients in complex cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Austrian and international venture capital funds regularly turn to him for assisting with investments in Austria. His expert advice also guides start-ups through large-scale financing rounds.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2005),
Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, (Mag. rer.soc.oec. 2007)
Adrian Zuschmann
Attorney at Law / Corporate Law & Transactions, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Fund Formation
Adrian advises and represents Austrian and international institutional and strategic investors, founders and (start-up) companies in the context of financing rounds, M&A, investments in portfolio companies and exit transactions.

A second focus is advising Austrian fund initiatives on the formation and structuring of funds as well as in connection with their ongoing operational matters.

Queen Mary University of London (MSc Law & Finance 2020)
University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Magister iuris 2015)
Markus Arzt
Attorney at Law / Fund Formation, Capital Markets, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
In recent years, Markus has spearheaded various large international transactions and is a respected venture capital and private equity expert.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2012)