Mergers & acquisitions

February 7, 2013, 8:24 PM UTC

Golden Gate Capital has agreed to sell restaurant chain Romano’s Macaroni Grill to Ignite Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: IRG) for approximately $55 million.

BlueKite, a Miami-based online platform for making cross-border bill payments, has acquired RedCycle Networks, a developer of bill-payment technology solutions in Latin America. No financial terms were disclosed. BlueKite has raised VC funding from PeopleFund.

Cantor Fitzgerald is in talks to acquire British broker Seymour Pierce, according to the

EcoATM, a San Diego-based provider of kiosks for recycling mobile devices, has raised $40 million in mezzanine debt financing from Falcon Investment Advisors. It previously raised more than $31 million in private equity funding from PI Holdings, Moore Venture Partners, AKS Capital, Koh Boon Hwee, Coinstar, Claremont Creek Ventures and TAO Ventures.

Landry’s Inc., a restaurant chain owned by Fertitta Group, has offered to buy Ark Restaurants Corp.(Nasdaq: ARKR) for $71.3 million, or $22 per share (22% premium to yesterday’s closing price)

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