Dunn Brothers Coffee is sold to Gala Capital Partners

Private investment firm Gala Capital Partners has acquired Roseville, Minnesota-based Dunn Brothers Coffee.

Commenting on the acquisition, Kim Plahn, president of Dunn Brothers Coffee said, “Gala Capital Partners aims to add value through their multi-concept portfolio, applying their deep experience as both a franchisee/operator as well as the franchisor. Having been both a franchisee and a franchisor, they understand what makes for a strong, collaborative, and profitable business for both. We’re excited for the opportunity to continue to build the Dunn Brothers brand with them.”

Costa Mesa, California-based Gala Capital Partners not only provides the capital but also the know-how needed to improve and expand operations, allowing founders and management teams to take their organizations to the next level. Gala’s philosophy focuses on the success and profitability of the franchisee while investing in franchise development, menu development, technology, marketing, and other infrastructure to strengthen and accelerate brands, such as MOOYAH Burgers and CiCi’s Pizza.

“We believe Dunn Brothers is the best-kept secret in the coffee segment and we look forward to working with the management team and franchise partners to bring this great product and brand to the rest of the world,” said Anand Gala, founder and managing partner of Gala Capital Partners. He added that he and his team are excited to connect with the Dunn Brothers system to build upon their current success and accelerate growth.

The announcement comes as Dunn Brothers Coffee celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Dunn Brothers Coffee was started in St Paul, MN in 1987 and has 59 franchised locations in seven states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Texas, and Missouri.

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