Roark completes CKE acquisition

Roark completes CKE acquisition

Private-equity firm has added Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s to its portfolio

Roark Capital Group has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in CKE Inc., the Atlanta-based private-equity firm said Thursday, bringing the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains into its portfolio of 17 restaurant brands.

“We are pleased to welcome CKE's brands to our restaurant family,” Neal Aronson, Roark's managing partner, said in a statement Thursday.<

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