Dunkin’ to Be Sold to Inspire Brands for $8.8 Billion – The Wall Street Journal

Inspire Brands Inc. will buy Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. for $8.8 billion, the companies said, setting up one of the largest restaurant deals in years as some in the industry think beyond the coronavirus pandemic.

The deal is the second-largest acquisition of a North American restaurant chain in at least a decade at $11.3 billion including debt, behind the $13.3 billion deal for Tim Hortons by Restaurant Brands International Inc. in 2014, according to investment data provider Dealogic. Inspire, the owner of Arby’s and other…