Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. has sold its convertible preferred stock Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RUTH), for $60.2 million. www.rhgi.com
Green Dot Corp. (Nasdaq: GDOT) has agreed to acquire Loopt Inc., a Mountain View, Calif.-based social mapping service. No financial terms were disclosed. Loopt had raised over $30 million in VC funding from Y Combinator, New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia Capital. Sequoia was also an early backer of Green Dot. www.loopt.com
Parthenon Capital is seeking to sell AmWINS Group Inc., a Charlotte, N.C.-based wholesale distributor of specialty insurance products and services, according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at up to $1.5 billion. www.amwins.com
RTI International Metals Inc. (NYSE: RTI), a Pittsburgh–based maker of titanium mill products and fabricated components, has acquired Remmele Engineering Inc., a New Brighton, Minn.–based provider of precision machining and collaborative engineering, from Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison. The deal was valued at $182 million, with Greene Holcomb & Fisher managing the process. www.rtiintl.com
JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corp. has acquired a 25% stake in Xstrata’s coking coal operations in British Columbia. The deal was valued at US$435 million in cash. www.xstrata.com
Longkloof Ltd. has made an unsolicited $1.35 per share offer to acquire New Frontier Media Inc. (Nasdaq: NOOF), a provider of transactional television services and distributor of general motion picture entertainment. Longkoof is an investment management company that already holds around 15% of New Frontier Media stock. www.noof.com
X-Change Corp. (OTC BB: XCHC) has agreed to acquired Guardian Telecom, a maker of industrial communication equipment for oil and gas companies, from SubMicron Technologies Inc. The deal is valued at up to $6 million in cash and stock. Following the deal close, Guardian’s headquarters will be moved to Houston, Texas. www.guardiantelecom.com
US Hispanic Media, a subsidiary of La Nacion SA, has agreed to acquire ImpreMedia, a Los Angeles-based Hispanic news and information company. No financial terms were disclosed. Sellers include ACON Investments, Clarity Partners and Halyard Capital.
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