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Boathouse Capital has teamed up with Green Shoot Partners to buy Coral Gables, Florida-based Fresh Dining Concepts, an Auntie Anne's franchisee.
Aegis Brands has agreed to buy Ottawa-based coffeehouse chain Bridgehead Coffee for $9.5 million.
Protective Industrial Products, which is backed by Audax Private Equity, has acquired Boss Manufacturing, a supplier of gloves, boots, rain-wear, and other personal protective equipment.
Brentwood Associates has acquired Chicken Salad Chick, a fast-casual restaurant chain, from Eagle Merchant Partners.
One World Fitness, which is backed by Centre Partners, has acquired San Diego Fitness.
PAI Partners and Lego owner Kirkbi are buying insulation foam maker Armacell from Blackstone, reported Reuters.
Maisons Vivalto, a provider of assisted-living and long-term care services for seniors, has acquired a portfolio of more than 500 beds in Montreal.
Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay special committee has rebuffed Catalyst Capital Group's unsolicited bid as not "superior" to its previously agreed upon offer by an investor group, reported Reuters
TZP Group has invested in Christy Sports LLC. Financial terms weren't announced. Christy, of Lakewood, Colorado, is a winter sports specialty retailer.
ClearLight Partners has invested in Ohio-based ice cream chain Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream.

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