A private investor group led by subfranchisor Jeffrey Endervelt has completed its acquisition of restaurant group Blimpie International , meaning that Blimpie is no longer a public company and its shares have ceased to trade on the US Stock Exchange. Under the terms of the agreement approved by Blimpie shareholders on 27 December, each outstanding share of common stock has been converted into the right to receive US$2.8 in cash. There were approximately 9,163,659 shares of Blimpie common stock outstanding.