Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has partnered with the management of FASTSIGNS International to acquire the custom sign and graphics franchisor from Roark Capital Group. The deal was made through LLCP V, a $1.65 billion buyout fund that closed in March. Founded in 1985, FASTSIGNS has nearly 550 franchised locations across 44 U.S. states and eight other countries with additional locations set to open in the U.A.E. and Northern Africa. Its services include vehicle graphics, floor and window graphics, point of purchase signs and digital signs. Roark had backed the company since 2003.