Plaid Pantries, Inc. is a leading convenience store chain in the Northwest, operating 104 locations in Oregon and Washington with annual revenue and EBITDA of approximately $100 million and $4 million, respectively.
Citibank had financed a leveraged buyout for former ARCO executives and, as the business plan was failing, Plaid hired Chris Girard as the new CEO.
After considering other options to maximize Plaid's value for its constituents, Mr. Girard determined that a transaction that included management was in the best interest of all parties.
Mr. Girard established and was the manager of Plaid Holding Company LLC which invested $1 million of equity into Plaid's recapitalization. Mr. Girard purchased and still holds a significant equity interest in Plaid and Mr. Murphy, of M&A Capital, continues to serve Plaid's board of directors.