Golden Gate Capital to sell On The Border restaurant chain

Border Holdings, an affiliate of Argonne Capital Group, has agreed to acquire On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina from Golden Gate Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. Argonne is teaming up with Fortress Investment Group on the deal. King & Spalding and McGuireWoods advised Argonne Capital Group on the transaction while Jefferies served as financial advisor to On The Border and Golden Gate Capital. On the Border is a Mexican restaurant chain.


Golden Gate Capital acquires LiveVox

Golden Gate Capital has acquired a majority stake in LiveVox. No financial terms were disclosed. Kirkland & Ellis advised Golden Gate Capital on the transaction while Morgan Lewis and GCA Savvian advised LiveVox.Headquartered in San Francisco, LiveVox is a provider of cloud contact center solutions.

BMC Software completes privatization transaction

BMC Software has completed its acquisition by a private investor group led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital together with Insight Venture Partners, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd and Elliott Management Corporation. As a result of the completion of the transaction, BMC Software common stock will no longer be listed for trading on NASDAQ.

Golden Gate Inks Buy of Springs Window Fashions

Golden Gate Capital said Monday it agreed to buy Springs Window Fashions from Heartland Industrial Partners and interests of the Close Family. Financial terms were not announced. Middleton, Wis.-based Springs Fashions makes and sells custom and stock window coverings and drapery hardware to retail and commercial customers. The deal is expected to close in June. BofA Merrill Lynch served as financial advisor to Golden Gate Capital on this transaction. J.P. Morgan served as financial advisor to Springs.


Newly Public, Kleiner-Backed RMG Networks on Why It Chose a Reverse Merger

As of this morning, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has a new, publicly traded company in its portfolio: San Francisco’s RMG Networks, a digital signage media company that has raised $20 million from Kleiner, DAG Ventures, and National Cinemedia since its 2006 founding. The company didn’t stage an IPO; rather, it completed a reverse merger with the blank check company in a maneuver that landed it on the Nasdaq.


Sycamore Partners Makes Third Retail Buy

Sycamore Partners, the private equity firm founded by former Golden Gate Capital executives, has clinched another retail deal. New York-based Sycamore said today it agreed to by Hot Topic, a teen retailer, for about $600 million or $14 a share.

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 […]

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