Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Whopper of a takeover

Published: Nov 16, 2015 06:12:00 AM IST
Updated: Nov 9, 2015 06:11:43 PM IST

For much of its history Burger King was something of an afterthought, lagging far behind McDonald’s and neglected by owners, including Diageo and a private equity consortium led by TPG Capital. But in the fi ve years since its most recent buyout—by 3G Capital, led by Brazilian billionaires Jorge Paulo Lemann, Carlos Sicupira and Marcel Telles—the fast-food chain has gained a royal lustre. 

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Whopper of a takeover
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(This story appears in the 27 November, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)