Darren will be based in New York, and joins following seven years as Managing Director at Duff & Phelps, where he led the execution of over 25 deals across the restaurant, franchising and foodservice sector – notably the take-private of Diversified Restaurant Holdings (Nasdaq: SAUC) and the sale of Granite City Food & Brewery to BBQ Holdings (Nasdaq: BBQ). Prior to this, Darren spent several years working within the private equity industry including at Red Diamond Capital.

Scott Wieler, CEO of DC Advisory US, said: “The restaurant and franchising sector presents a wealth of opportunity and it only continues to grow. Darren’s deep sector expertise, varied experience and market reputation, means that we are well-placed to strengthen our existing position in this vertical, and continue to make a difference to our clients. We are delighted to welcome Darren to the team!”

Darren Gange, Managing Director at DC Advisory, commented: “DC Advisory’s entrepreneurial approach, growing market reputation, and global access makes this an exciting transition. I am excited to work with the teams domestically and internationally, as the business continues to excel!”

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