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World’s Third Largest Quick Service Restaurant Company Launched with Two Iconic and Independent Brands: Tim Hortons and Burger King
On Aug. 26, an agreement was reached to create the world’s third largest quick service restaurant company. Tim Hortons Inc. and Burger King Worldwide Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will create a new global powerhouse in the quick service restaurant sector.
With about $23 billion in system sales, more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries and two strong, thriving, independent brands, the new company will have an extensive international footprint and significant growth potential. The new global company will be based in Canada, the largest market of the combined company. See the full release to learn more about the deal.
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Nancy Writebol, SIM Missionary Stricken with Ebola Virus, Declared Virus-Free and Discharged from Hospital
Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola virus disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another. Writebol is one of two patients treated for Ebola virus infection at Emory. The second patient, Kent Brantly, MD, was discharged Aug. 21. See the full release to learn more.
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Sony Pictures Television’s Breaking Bad Caps Its Historic Run With Six Emmy Wins, Including Second Win for Outstanding Drama Series
Sony Pictures Television garnered five Emmy awards on July 25 for the final season of its groundbreaking dramatic series, Breaking Bad. The series, which earned 16 nominations and six wins total, essentially sweeping the top drama awards, took home Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Bryan Cranston, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Aaron Paul, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Anna Gunn, and Outstanding Single Camera Editing for a Drama Series. See the full release to learn more.
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Nearly One-Quarter of Millennials Under Extreme Financial Stress
TD Bank announced the results of a new survey focusing on the top financial stresses for older millennials, ages 24-34. The survey, an extension of the TD Bank Financial Education Survey, revealed that 22 percent of millennials and 17 percent of Hispanic millennials feel they are under extreme financial stress. Additionally, 55 percent of millennials and 60 percent of Hispanic millennials feel they are able to manage their finances, but are having difficulty finding financial happiness.
The nationwide survey polled more than 1,000 millennials, including 150 Hispanic millennials, to determine their financial preparedness for major life events, such as going to college and purchasing a home.
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Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Berlin Packaging for $1.43 Billion
Oak Hill Capital Partners announced Aug. 25 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Berlin Packaging LLC, a supplier of rigid packaging products and services in North America, from Investcorp. Oak Hill is investing in partnership with Berlin Packaging’s current management team, led by Chairman and CEO Andrew Berlin. The transaction is valued at $1.43 billion. See the full release to learn more.
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