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American West Restaurant Group

Management Buyouts
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases

Headquartered in Orange, California, American West Restaurant Group ("AmWest") is the largest Pizza Hut franchisee in California and Utah and the third largest in the United States. AmWest operates more than 270 Pizza Hut restaurants in greater Los Angeles across five contiguous counties: central Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernadino, Ventura, North Orange County, and metropolitan Salt Lake City. Its leading position in Southern California gives AmWest control over local marketing initiatives and brand image in one of the nation's largest and most important quick service restaurant and pizza markets. A large majority of AmWest's restaurants are highly efficient and modern delivery / carryout units that generate strong unit-level economics.

Sentinel previously owned AmWest under the name Southern California Pizza from 2008 to 2012 and created the platform through a carveout transaction from franchisor Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands. In December 2012, Southern California Pizza was sold to another private equity firm. Under Sentinel's ownership, Southern California Pizza was transformed into a standalone business with its own management and corporate infrastructure from a regional group of stores tightly integrated into Pizza Hut's existing infrastructure. During this period, Southern California Pizza grew substantially and almost tripled its profitability.

AmWest is a powerful platform in the Pizza Hut system that has an opportunity to continue growing organically and to make strategic add-on acquisitions of Pizza Hut stores in new geographies.


Bandon Holdings LLC

Management Buyout
Add-on Acquisitions

Press Releases

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bandon is the largest franchisee in the Anytime Fitness family with more than 200 clubs and 140,000 members. Bandon's strategy has traditionally focused on owning and operating clubs in small suburban and rural markets with limited fitness club options. Bandon's clubs are well maintained and feature high-quality equipment and personal training services, offering a friendly, convenient fitness solution to local communities in over 25 states.

Franchisor Anytime Fitness is headquartered in Woodbury, Minnesota and is the largest fitness company in the United States and the fastest growing gym franchise in the world, with more than 5,200 clubs in nearly 40 countries and territories. Anytime offers affordable fitness options that emphasize a complete gym product offering and unparalleled convenience for members, including 24-hour access. For franchisees, Anytime's small-box format with low buildout costs promotes attractive unit economics and return on investment. Bandon's growth strategy is to continue subconsolidating the Anytime Fitness system.


Vital Care, LLC

Junior Capital
Structured Equity

Press Releases

Vital Care is the premier franchisor of home infusion services in the United States. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi, Vital Care serves the medical needs of a wide range of patients, including those with chronic and acute conditions. Home infusion therapy involves the intravenous or subcutaneous administration of drugs or biologicals to patients at home. Vital Care supports more than 50 franchises across 20 states and focuses on underserved secondary markets.

Using a franchise model with which Sentinel has considerable experience, Vital Care serves the growing $15 billion home infusion market. As one of the top-5 home infusion providers in the U.S. and only franchisor, Vital Care has a differentiated competitive position, is growing rapidly, and is well positioned to extend its geographical reach.