December 14, 2015

The investment is Bregal Freshstream’s first since the launch of its maiden €600 million fund.

On December 10, Willkie client Bregal Freshstream announced that it has agreed to acquire Belgian self-service restaurant chain Lunch Garden from a consortium of investors led by H2 Equity Partners. The transaction, which is Bregal Freshstream’s first investment since launching its maiden €600 million fund in September 2015, will see it take a majority stake in Lunch Garden.

Backed by Bregal Investments, London-based Bregal Freshstream focuses on mid-market investments across a wide variety of sectors, with a particular geographic focus on the UK and Benelux markets.

The team was led by partners Claire McDaid and Matthew Dean (Corporate) and James Crooks (Finance) and included associates Phil Coletto, James Tannock, Alice Walton, Martin Michalski and Mamoun Shafi. The London team was also assisted by the Willkie Brussels team, including partners Didier Willermain and Jean-Quentin de Cuyper, and associates Diego Lambrecht and Zoè Janssen.

Claire McDaid
Claire McDaid Partner Corporate & Financial Services
Jean-Quentin De Cuyper
Jean-Quentin De Cuyper National Partner Corporate & Financial Services