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Thorntons agrees to join joint venture between ArcLight and BP

Thorntons agrees to join joint venture between ArcLight and BP

Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to congratulate Thorntons Inc. on the sale of Thorntons to ArcLight Capital Partners and BP, a joint venture created to grow in the downstream refined products segment.

Matt Thornton, Chairman and CEO of Thorntons, said, “My family and the Thorntons team are incredibly proud of the company we have built over the last 47 years. While we are proud of where we are today, our vision extends well beyond 191 stores in 6 states and we know this new joint venture will help us to accelerate store growth and serve even more guests every day.  We are excited to begin this new chapter and are pleased that we are able to take these next steps in our hometown working with our existing team. This partnership is a win-win for everyone involved.”

The transaction is expected to close following the required government review and regulatory approval.  Subject to regulatory approval, the joint venture will continue to operate all existing stores under the Thorntons name and will retain Thorntons team members working out of the Store Support Center in Louisville.  

Wyatt served as legal advisor to Thorntons Inc. in connection with this transaction.  

 To read more about the transaction, click here.