BellMark Partners, LLC (“BellMark” ) is pleased to announce that it advised Elephant & Castle Group Inc. (“E&C”) under a Chapter 11 Section 363 sale of substantially all of its assets to Original Joe’s Acquisition Corporation, a Canadian-based restaurant operator and franchisor. The Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 28, 2011.

E&C, based in Boston, MA is an operator and franchisor of 19 authentic, full-service British style restaurant pubs in the United States and Canada. E&C offers large portions of freshly prepared British pub dishes and North American fare, ranging from Fish’n Chips and Shepherd’s Pie to Cheddar Burgers and Chicken Caesar Salads. As a complement to its food menu, E&C offers an extensive selection of over 50 premium, “hard-to-find” beers, in addition to wine and spirits. E&C’s restaurants are located within downtown, metropolitan markets in close proximity to hotels, large office buildings, residential properties, and other commercial enterprises.

BellMark is a boutique investment banking firm focused on providing advisory services to middle market and lower middle market companies in the consumer products, industrial, healthcare, and business services industries. BellMark provides advice to family businesses, entrepreneurial or closely-held companies, private equity-owned companies, and small-cap public companies. Services include: mergers and acquisitions, strategic alternatives reviews, restructurings, debt & equity capital raising, valuations & fairness opinions.

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