Prospect Capital Invests $23.2 Million of Secured Debt for Recapitalization of Taco Bueno

Taco Bueno was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Farmers Branch, Texas. The Company operates as a quick service restaurant chain offering fast, casual, and quality Mexican cuisine. As of October 2012, Taco Bueno operated 155 company-owned and 20 franchised locations across the Southwestern region of the U.S.

The purpose of the recapitalization was to repay existing debt and provide a dividend to existing shareholders.

“We continue to be pleased with our financial results, and we are very excited about Taco Bueno’s potential in the years to come,” said Edward M. Lambert, CEO of Taco Bueno. “We are leveraging the strength of our brand and geographic positioning to capitalize on a number of important growth opportunities, including store growth within our core markets, new territory development, and the extension of menu offerings.”

“We are impressed with Ed and the rest of Taco Bueno’s management team, along with the Company’s ability to successfully perform over a 45 year history,” said Richard Carratu, a Managing Director of Prospect Capital Management LLC. “The recapitalization of Taco Bueno demonstrates Prospect’s ability to provide real value to financial sponsors, while generating a compelling yield for our shareholders.”


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