“We look forward to starting the next chapter in the long standing history of Chuck E. Cheese’s in partnership with Apollo,” stated Michael H. Magusiak, President and CEO of CEC. “We believe this merger provides many opportunities for our team as we continue to evolve and grow our business around the world while continuing to provide our guests with an outstanding experience. Dick Frank (Executive Chairman) and I especially want to take this opportunity to thank all of our talented and dedicated team members both in operations and at the support center for your many contributions that have made Chuck E. Cheese’s the leader in family entertainment.”
Goldman, Sachs & Co. is serving as financial advisor to the Company, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is serving as the Company’s legal advisor. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and UBS Securities LLC are serving as financial advisors to Apollo and provided debt financing. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP are serving as Apollo’s legal advisors.
About Apollo Global Management
Apollo (NYSE: APO) is a leading global alternative investment manager with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Singapore, Mumbai and Hong Kong. Apollo had assets under management of approximately $161 billion as of December 31, 2013, in private equity, credit and real estate funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. For more information about Apollo, please visit www.agm.com.About CEC Entertainment, Inc. For more than 30 years, CEC Entertainment, Inc. has served as the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment and the place Where a Kid can be a Kid®. The company and its franchisees operate a system of 577 Chuck E. Cheese’s stores located in 47 states and 10 foreign countries or territories. Currently, 522 locations in the United States and Canada are owned and operated by the company. CEC Entertainment, Inc. and its franchisees have the common goal of creating lifelong memories for families through fun, food and play. Each Chuck E. Cheese’s features musical and comic robotic entertainment, games, rides and play areas, as well as a variety of dining options including pizza, sandwiches, wings, appetizers, a salad bar and desserts. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese’s helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®.