Alex Meruelo and private-equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners have upped their previous offer of $80 million to purchase Rubio’s Restaurants to $85 million according to a story in Nation’s Restaurant News.
According to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rubio’s had yet to respond to the latest offer, which totals $8.50 per share. Rubio’s rejected the first proposal in late October, at $8 per share, saying it was not in the best interest of the company’s shareholders. . . Carlsbad-based Rubio’s, which operates or franchises about 195 Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill locations.
Maybe they should just hold out for $100 million? That’s a nice round number.
[Link: Nation’s Restaurant News]