Weil Advises Goldman Sachs in its Acquisition of a Significant Stake in Zaxby’s

Weil is advising Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division in its acquisition of a significant stake in Zaxby’s Operating Company L.P., the owner and operator of Zaxby’s, the fast-casual chain known for its chicken fingers, wings and signature sauces which operates primarily in the Southeastern United States, with more than 900 restaurants in 17 states. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close at the end of 2020.

The Weil team advising Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division is led by Private Equity partner Christopher Machera and includes Private Equity associate Hannah Schmitz. The team also includes Tax associate Sidney Chiang; Real Estate associate Elizabeth Jaikaran; Private Equity Executive Compensation & Benefits Head Michael Nissan; Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy Rubin; Technology & IP Transactions Head Michael Epstein; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associates Robert BrownLauren Springer and Meggin Bednarczyk; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Regulatory Transactions counsel John O’Loughlin; Regulatory Transactions associate Ariel Fliman; and Regulatory counsel Timothy Welch.