Golden Gate Sells Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Golden Gate Capital has sold Romano’s Macaroni Grill to Ignite Restaurant Group for about $55 million. Ignite says it will fund the acquisition through a $50 million upsizing of the company’s existing credit facility. The deal is expected to close in late second quarter. KeyBanc Capital Markets provided financial advice to Ignite. Romano’s Macaroni Grill, which opened its first restaurant in 1988, currently owns and operates 186 units and franchises five units across 36 states.

Leeds Equity Partners to Sell Ex Libris to Golden Gate Capital

Leeds Equity Partners is to sell Ex Libris™ Global Holdings to Golden Gate Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Ex Libris is the leading provider of cloud-based and on-premise content and knowledge management software solutions for academic and research institutions.

Templin Named COO/CFO of Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer said Monday that Daniel Templin was named chief operating officer and chief financial office. Most recently, Templin was the CFO of VF Outdoor. Eddie Bauer, a Seattle retailer, is backed by Golden Gate Capital.

Coldwater Creek Closes $65 Mln Loan from Golden Gate Capital

Golden Gate Capital is providing a five-year, $65 million senior secured term loan to Coldwater Creek. The retailer also completed an amendment to a $70 million revolving credit facility with Wells Fargo that matures on May 16, 2016. As part of the deal, Golden Gate has the right to purchase up to 19.9% of Coldwater […]

Collective Brands To Be Broken Up in $2 Bln Sale

A consortium comprised of Wolverine Worldwide, Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital agreed Tuesday to buy Collective Brands for $21.75 a share, or about $2 billion, including debt. Wolverine Worldwide is buying Collective Brands’ Performance + Lifestyle Group, while Blum Capital and Golden Gate will jointly acquire the operations of Payless ShoeSource and Collective […]

Former Golden Gate VP Joins Marlin

Doug Bayerd has joined Los Angeles-based private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners as a vice president. He previously was a vice president with Golden Gate Capital. ANNOUNCEMENT Doug Bayerd has joined Los Angeles-based private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners as a Vice President. He previously was a Vice President with Golden Gate Capital.

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