Buffets Deal Closes

Buffets Inc., an Egan, Minn.-based portfolio company of Caxton-Iseman Capital, has completed its $16.25 per share acquisition of Ryan's Restaurant Group Inc. (formerly Nasdaq: RYAN). Leverage for the deal was arranged by Credit Suisse Securities, UBS Securities and Goldman, Sachs & Co., which resulted in a full refinancing of Buffets' and Ryan's existing debt; and a sale-leaseback transaction arranged by affiliates of Fortress Inv*stment Group. www.buffet.com