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APRIL 4, 2019 – The Deal, a leading New York publication covering corporate transactions, has named Sarah Tune of Davis Wright Tremaine its Middle Market Food & Beverage Dealmaker of the Year.
Tune, who is co-chair of Davis Wright Tremaine’s corporate and business transactions practice, as well as chair of the firm’s executive committee, was honored last month at The Deal Awards Middle Market in Chicago.
Tune served as team leader in 2018 for high-profile transactions that included the following:
Representing Seattle-based Field Roast Grain Meat Co., a maker of vegetarian hot dogs, sausages, and deli slices, in its $120 million sale to Maple Leaf Foods, the largest distributor of packaged meats in Canada.
Representing Flynn Restaurant Group, the largest franchise restaurant operator in the country, in the acquisition from United States Beef Corporation of 368 Arby’s restaurants, comprising $400 million in annual sales.
Representing Connecticut-based ADT Pizza in company formation and financing and the purchase of 125 Pizza Hut restaurants.
Representing Chicago-based National Systems Corporation in the sale of its QuikOrder online ordering platform to Pizza Hut, one of the chain’s largest acquisitions to date.
Representing Tasty Brands, a unit of Los Angeles-based private equity firm Triton Pacific, in its entry into the Burger King system, with the purchase of 64 restaurants.
Tune has practiced at Davis Wright Tremaine for almost two decades. She represents companies and investors primarily in the consumer sector, focusing on the food and beverage and restaurant industries. Her expertise is leading, structuring, and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, equity financings, and other complex business transactions. She often serves as general outside counsel, providing clients with strategic and practical advice on strategic transactions and day-to-day operational matters with an eye toward their broader business goals.
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