Private equity deals

August 22, 2012, 6:14 PM UTC

Angelo Gordon & Co. has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Japanese restaurant chain operator Benihana Inc. for $296 million, or $16.30 per share.

Brynwood Partners has agreed to acquire control stake in the Back to Nature brand food business through a joint venture partnership with Kraft Foods (Nasdaq: KFT). Kraft will continue to “hold a substantial minority stake in the business.” No financial terms were disclosed.

Catterton Partners
has acquired ePrize LLC, a Pleasant Ridge, Mich.–based provider of digital engagement solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Sellers include Camelot Venture Group.

Corsair Capital
has acquired NoteMachine, a UK–based provider of ATM machines in Europe, from Rutland Partners. No financial terms were disclosed.

G&H Wire Co.
, an orthodontics product platform owned by The Riverside Company, has acquired Orthodontic Design and Production, a Vista, Calif.-based maker of orthodontic products. No financial terms were disclosed.

IAC/InterActiveCorp has offered more than $300 million to acquire St. Louis-based Q&A site from The New York Times Co., according to Bloomberg. This tops a $270 million bid from, a portfolio company of Summit Partners and TA Associates.

Quad-C Management has acquired Network Global Logistics LLC, a Broomfield, Colo.-based provider of third-party logistics solutions, from Endeavour Capital. No financial terms were disclosed.

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