Knight's Bridge Capital Partners Inc.

Knight's Bridge Capital Partners Inc.
Tailwind Capital Inc.

Tailwind Capital Inc.

October 04, 2010 16:16 ET

Knight's Bridge Capital Partners & Tailwind Capital Announce Acquisition of The Works Burger Bistro

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2010) - Knight's Bridge Capital Partners ("Knight's Bridge") and Tailwind Capital ("Tailwind") announced today that they, together with a new management team, have completed the acquisition of The Works Burger Bistro Inc. (the "WORKS") through an investment in Fresh Brands Inc. ("Fresh Brands"). 

Andy O'Brien, the President and CEO of Fresh Brands commented, "The WORKS is often considered one of Ottawa's best kept secrets and has built a very loyal guest base in the Ottawa market by offering the ultimate Gourmet Burger experience with over 470 combinations, outstanding service, and a very funky industrial design." Mr. O'Brien continued, "With the strategic investment and guidance from our partners at Knight's Bridge and Tailwind we believe we will be able to grow a successful national brand."

The WORKS opened its first store in 2001 and has expanded to six stores across the Ottawa Region. Since its inception the WORKS, has won numerous awards including Ottawa's Best Burger for the past eight years in a row, Ottawa's best casual dining restaurant (2009), Ottawa's Employees Choice Awards best employer (2006-08) and Ottawa's Fastest growing business (2007-2009).

Mr. Kenny Finkelstein, CEO of Knight's Bridge, said, "Knight's Bridge and Tailwind made their investments alongside a highly experienced management team with a proven track record of building master franchise businesses in Canada – including previous successes with the "Montana's" and "Kelsey's" brands." Mr. Finkelstein continued, "Led by Andy O'Brien, the new management team has, over many years, proven their ability to develop master franchised businesses in Canada."

Mr. Michael Bregman, CEO of Tailwind, said, "The WORKS is among the most impressive food service concepts that I have ever seen. It has a terrific base in Ottawa and I believe there is a tremendous opportunity for successful expansion into new regions." 

Fresh Brands Inc.

Fresh Brands is an Oakville based company with extensive "Brand Building" experience across multiple industries including Consumer Packaged Goods, Beverage and Hospitality industries. Fresh Brands has three partners, Andy O'Brien, Bruce Miller and Sean Bell, and together they have over 50 years of experience growing brands in Canada, USA, Mexico and Europe.

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Knight's Bridge Capital Partners Inc.

Knight's Bridge Capital Partners is an opportunistic and diversified private equity manager located in Toronto, Ontario. We are focused on and dedicated to building portfolio companies into market leaders and industry stars. We look to back passionate, experienced entrepreneurs. Our core strength is our ability to identify value creation opportunities and maximize the potential of our portfolio companies. We recognize the uniqueness of every opportunity, and provide not only capital but mentoring, guidance, strategic support and key contacts across diverse segments, enabling our portfolio companies to realize and unlock their true value. Knight's Bridge is a subsidiary of Counsel Corporation (TSX:CXS).

Tailwind Capital Inc.

Tailwind Capital is a private, Toronto-based fund-management firm, focused on investments in the consumer and financial services sectors.

Contact Information

  • Knight's Bridge Capital Partners
    Kenny Finkelstein
    Chief Executive Officer
    (416) 866-3133