WKS Restaurant Group buys 94 Denny’s restaurants from QK Holdings

(September 6, 2019) – Multi-concept franchisee WKS Restaurant Group has purchased 94 Denny’s locations and two support centers, making it the largest franchisee of the Spartanburg, S.C.-based family-dining chain, the franchisee announced Monday. WKS bought the properties from their previous owner, QK Holdings, LLC, which until the deal had been …

Is Private Equity Losing its Taste for Risk?

Private Equity managers aren’t paid to be patient, they are paid to put money to work and they’ve never had more of it. With over $1 trillion of committed capital coming into 2014, you would think that risk taking would accelerate, but several factors seem to be pushing the industry …

Transparent Capitalism

Why Independent Sponsors Can Be A Better Way To Invest in Private Equity Independent Sponsors are rapidly penetrating the Private Equity market and are now involved in nearly half of all middle market transactions.  These groups invest in each deal individually,rather than through ten year committed funds (affectionately known as …

Cave Creek Capital Closes Investment in Air Waves LLC

October 24, 2016

Cave Creek Capital (“CCCM”) is pleased to announce its investment in Air Waves LLC (“Air Waves”), a leading provider of on demand garment printing and fulfillment services. Air Waves services several major online retailers, including Amazon, Zulily and Walmart.com by offering thousands of creative, high quality apparel products with rapid turnaround time and “mass customization” capabilities unmatched by competitors. As apparel sales move online, Air Waves is uniquely positioned to offer products and services that enable E-tailers to improve their quality, selection and turnaround time for end customers.

CCCM’s recapitalization funded a repurchase of shares from Management, in conjunction with a strong team of investment partners, including Stewart Capital, C3 Capital, and Northwood Ventures. “We are looking forward to expanding our business with the help of our new partners.” said Kyle Kantner, CEO of Air Waves.  “Our new partners can provide the financial resources and strategic and operational assistance we need to continue our 30% annual growth” states Dan Kaiser, Air Waves CFO.

Cave Creek Capital has an extensive track record of successful investments where Founders can gain person