Patrick Dempsey New Owner of Tully's Coffee

Actor Patrick Dempsey is the official new owner of Tully's Coffee.

Dempsey's investment group, Global Barista's LLC, purchased the struggling Seattle-based coffee chain for more than nine million dollars.

Tully's went up for auction earlier this month after filing for bankruptcy protection in October.

Dempsey beat out six other bidders, including Starbucks, for the deal.{}The "Grey's Anatomy" actor told CNN he wanted to save the company's five hundred jobs.

Tully's Coffee has stores in seven states and throughout Asia.