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Buffalo Wild Wings shares soar amid report of takeover attempt

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings soared in after-hours

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings soared in after-hours trading Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, after a report that private-equity firm Roark Capital Group was offering a deal for the chicken wing chain. Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Joshua Lott

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings soared in after-hours trading Monday after a report that private-equity firm Roark Capital Group was offering a deal for the chicken wing chain.

The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter that it did not name, reported that Roark offered $150 a share for Buffalo Wild Wings in recent weeks. That would value the deal at more than $2.3 billion.

Roark, which has investments in the Arby’s and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels chains, declined to comment Monday. A representative for Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Shares of Buffalo Wild Wings, which has several locations each in Nassau and Suffolk counties, closed at $117.25 Monday, but after the report was released, they jumped 28 percent to $150.10 in after-hours trading.

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