Deal Summary

Elephant & Castle Group

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.

About BellMark Partners, LLC

BellMark Partners, LLC is an independent investment bank that provides M&A advisory and investment banking services to middle market companies in the business & technology services, consumer, industrials and healthcare industries. We advise family, entrepreneur, and other privately-owned companies; private equity and family office-owned companies; and small to mid-cap public companies. Our services include mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic advisory services. Our Managing Directors have collectively executed and closed more than 400 transactions during their professional careers, and previously worked as senior bankers for firms such KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc., BankBoston Robertson Stephens, Fleet Securities, Inc. and Covington Associates LLC.