• NRD Capital Establishes the "NRD Foundation," Supports Franchised Water Solution

  • Ruby Tuesday Announces Aziz Hashim as Interim CEO

  • NRD Capital Completes Acquisition of Ruby Tuesday

  • Ruby Tuesday To Be Acquired By NRD Capital For $2.40 Per Share

  • John Teza Joins NRD Capital as Director

  • Susan Beth Named as a Winner of the 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

  • NRD Capital Management, LLC Announces Closing of Fund II

  • NRD Completes Growth Equity
    Investment In Fuzzy's Taco Shop

  • How Frisch's and 11 More
    FT Dealmakers landed suitors

  • NRD Capital Acquires
    Shares of Frisch's Restaurants, Inc.

  • How Aziz Hashim Is Changing
    The Franchising Landscape

We Are Re-defining
Private Equity...

...in franchise and chain business investing. We believe in the total alignment of interests among our key stakeholders – the management team of our Portfolio Companies, our Fund Investors (predominantly multi-unit/multi-brand franchisees), and our Fund's operationally-experienced Partners. Through our unique access to multi-unit franchisees and wider networks, NRD is the next evolution of the franchise private equity space.

We Are Financial And
Strategic Partners

Because we are operators and we've walked in Founder/Owner/Entrepreneur/Executive shoes, we know money isn't the answer to all business goals. Oftentimes, when businesses are at critical junctures in their life cycles, expertise, resources, an outside perspective and seasoned guidance are just as crucial as cash to building a dynamic and sustainable business. When a business merits not only capital, but also operational and strategic support, NRD Capital shines as the partner who provides both.

We Are Franchisee-centric

While we invest in franchisors, we are franchisee-centric. We are focused on the unit-level profitability of every brand we evaluate, especially for those we invest in. Our mission is to invest in brands that offer superior products/services and compelling unit-level economics in order to help them strategically grow through the power of franchising. We believe that when franchisees and franchisors work together as partners, all parties win.

The NRD Difference


NRD Capital occupies a unique niche among franchise equity investors. Our fund invests with small to medium-sized franchisors, infuses capital and applies our operating expertise to grow those brands. We look at franchise companies not just as financial investments, but as living entities in which concept founders/management and franchisees have invested substantial amounts of time and resources. Our goal is to use our operational and financial experience to position high quality brands for accelerated but responsible growth.

Investment profile



We invest in franchisors. Segments of particular interest include restaurants (all formats), wellness and beauty, education, and healthcare. However, brands with exceptional products/services and strong unit economics, regardless of sector, are always of interest.



We seek brands that have achieved proof of concept. Delineators include superior unit economics, geographic diversity, and franchisee success.



Our fund seeks to make equity investments from $3MM up to $25MM.


Our team

Susan E. Beth

Chief Operating Officer

Aziz Hashim

Managing Partner

Shawn Lederman


Richard Pawlowski


Harrison Price


Brianna Williams

Dir. of Investor Relations

Contact us


4170 Ashford Dunwoody Road Suite 390
• Atlanta, GA 30319