Romano's Macaroni Grill


 
Sale-leaseback of 39 properties in 13 states

8214 Westchester Drive
Ninth Floor
Dallas, Texas 75225
 
Phone: 214.696.3600
Fax: 214.696.9845


We work with our clients to help their businesses soar. Cardinal Capital has the flexibility and analytical skills to partner with companies from a wide range of industries. The following is a partial list of the clients that have turned to us for help in reaching their financial goals.

7-Eleven
A&P
• Academy Sports & Outdoors
Alabama Gas Company
Applebee's-IHOP
• Bank of America
• Barnes&Noble
Beckman Coulter
• Black&Decker
• Blockbuster
Boscov's Department Stores
Bruno's/BI-LO Stores
• Cingular Wireless (now AT&T)
• Circuit City Stores
• CompUSA
• Corporate Express
Dick's Sporting Goods
• Eckerd Corporation
• Firestone Tires
Fleming Companies, Inc.
• General Cinema Corporation
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Hardee's Franchisee
• Huntington Bancshares
• Indiana Energy
• International Filing Company
• Long John Silver's
Macaroni Grill
Marsh Supermarkets
• McDonald's
• Neways
Nordea
• PETsMART
• Pier 1 Imports
• Randalls
Reuters Group PLC
Rite Aid Corp.
• Royal Ahold N.V.
• Sears, Roebuck & Co.
• Shaw's Supermarkets
Sovereign Bank
• Spiegel & Newport News
• Taco Bueno
• The Home Depot
TW Metals
• Unisource Worldwide
• Wal-Mart
• Washington Mutual
• Winn-Dixie

CASE STUDY
 
Reuters Group PLC

Opportunity:
Reuters provides intelligent information for businesses and professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare, science, and media markets worldwide. The company operates in two divisions, Markets and Professional. The Markets division offers sales and trading services comprising information, community, trading, and post-trade connectivity requirements for the trading floor activities of buy-side and sell-side clients in foreign exchange, fixed income and derivatives, equities, and other exchange-traded instruments, as well as in the commodities and energy markets; and investment and advisory services, such as analytics, content, and workflow tools, including fundamentals, estimates, economics, ownership, broker research, deals data, fixed income, fund data, filings, real-time exchange data, tick history, and time series data for decision-making. This division also provides enterprise information products that deliver real-time instrument prices, price histories, tick-by-tick trading data, evaluated pricing, terms and conditions, corporate actions, and analytics; and media services, such as news and information services for media and business professionals. The Professional division offers critical information, decision support tools, and software and services to legal, intellectual property, compliance, and business and government professionals; and technology and information solutions, and integrated tax compliance and accounting software and services to accounting, tax, and corporate finance professionals. The company was formerly known as The Thomson Corporation and changed its name to Thomson Reuters Corporation as a result of the acquisition of Reuters in April 2008.

Cardinal Solution:
Cardinal Capital Partners executed a $45 million sale-leaseback that allowed Reuters Group PLC to maximize sale proceeds for its recently completed North American data center. Despite the property's special-purpose use, Cardinal Capital Partners was able to value this asset at approximately $400 per square foot and still provide an extremely competitive lease structure.