SOURCE: King & Spalding

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March 11, 2010 14:46 ET

King & Spalding Advises Roark Capital Group in Its Acquisition of Peachtree Business Products

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2010) -  King & Spalding advised Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, in a transaction with Entrepreneur Partners, a Philadelphia-based private equity partnership, in which the two companies through affiliates acquired Peachtree Business Products, a Marietta, Georgia-based multi-channel direct marketer of specialty business products and marketing materials for residential property managers, parking facilities and other end markets. Entrepreneur Partners contributed its portfolio company AmeriFile, a St. Louis, Missouri-based direct marketer of specialty business products to physicians, dentists, veterinarians and other healthcare practitioners. A Roark affiliate provided the equity required to finance the acquisition.

The combined business, which will be headquartered in Marietta, provides rapid turnaround, customized solutions via catalogs, direct mail, the Internet and call centers to over 250,000 small business customers nationally.

Roark Capital Group is an Atlanta-based private equity firm that specializes in business and consumer service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to $1 billion. Roark focuses on middle-market investment opportunities through family-owned business transfers, management/corporate buyouts, recapitalizations, going-private transactions and corporate divestitures.

King & Spalding's legal team involved in the transaction consisted of the following lawyers:

Corporate:
Raymond E. Baltz, Jr. (partner, Atlanta)
William G. Roche (partner, Atlanta)

Tax:
Donald P. Hensel (partner, Atlanta)

Benefits:
Donald S. Kohla (partner, Atlanta)

Environmental:
Les A. Oakes (partner, Atlanta)

Real Estate/Real Estate Financing:
Joshua M. Kamin (partner, Atlanta)
Susan E. Foxworth (counsel, Atlanta)

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