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Baron Funds Comments on YUM! Brands

Shares of YUM! Brands, Inc. , ( YUM ) a global operator and franchisor of the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and KFC restaurant brands, were up in the first quarter as the date of its spin-out of its struggling Chinese business approaches. News that private equity funds are considering investing in YUM! China lent support to estimates around the value of that business. We believe the ex-China operation is a high-quality, capital-efficient franchising business with continued growth potential and the Chinese business offers some optionality for a turn-around.

From Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund first quarter commentary -…-6.

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