Golden Gate Capital acquired The Learning Experience, a chain of early education programs for children six weeks to six years old. Varagon Capital Partners served as administrative agent on a senior secured credit facility to support the transaction.
Golden Gate Capital, a private equity investment firm, has acquired Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers from Carousel Capital in a transaction supported by Guggenheim Partners and Antares Capital.
Bob Evans Farms completed the sale of its restaurants to Golden Gate Capital and its acquisition of Pineland Farms Potato Company. The company also established a new $300 million credit facility with a group of banks led by Bank of America serving as administrative agent.
BMO Harris served as joint lead arranger, joint bookrunner and co-syndication agent for a $125 million senior credit facility for Springs Industries.
Darden Restaurants and Golden Gate Capital announced the completion of the acquisition of Red Lobster. GE Capital, Deutsche Bank Securities and Jefferies Finance were said to have provided debt commitments to support the deal.
The Wall Street Journal reported women’s retailer Coldwater Creek is preparing to file for bankruptcy court protection, people familiar with the matter said.
Wynnchurch Capital announced the sale of Safety Technology Holdings to Golden Gate Capital. Harris Williams served as the financial advisor and Foley & Lardner served as the legal advisor.
Investment firm Golden Gate Capital said it has signed an agreement to acquire Springs Window Fashions from Heartland Industrial Partners and interests of the Close Family. BofA Merrill served as financial advisor to Golden Gate on the transaction.