The Carlyle Group and Coca Cola each invested in Saudi food companies, taking an identical 42% stake. Carlyle bought into Alamar Foods, franchise operator for Domino's Pizza and Wendy's restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa. Coke invested in Aujan Group, a regional sweet drinks maker. The Arab Spring means fast food and sugary sodas, not to mention fat profits for private equity underwriters and American branded multinationals.
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