Daniel’s Donuts

Daniel’s Donuts

Transaction Background

Daniel’s Donuts is a Melbourne-based donut manufacturer, supplying over 50 irresistible flavours (including vegan and gluten-free options) across a network of retail, licensee and wholesale customers. The Group also provide a range of award winning pies, milkshakes and coffee across the store network

Founded by Daniel Bartalotta and family in 2016, the Group has developed a cult-like following in Melbourne with high brand recognition

Queens Lane Capital acquired a controlling stake in Daniel’s Donuts in August 2021

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Investment Merits

Network Expansion: With attractive return metrics available, opportunity to partner with the founders and expand retail and licensee store networks across Australia

NPD and Channel expansion: Product development to target national wholesale distribution through major and independent retailers, petrol and convenience and foodservice channels

Key Developments

  • Significant investment in operational infrastructure and support functions to allow business to scale
  • Doubled store footprint in first 12 months post-transaction close
  • Development of manufacturing capabilities that underwrite the Group’s continuing growth ambitions
  • Capital structure optimisation supporting the business’ trading and growth requirements
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