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Travel & Entertainment M&A image Travel & Entertainment M&A » By The Online Investor Staff, updated Tue., Aug. 9, 4:15 AM Recent mergers and acquisitions in the Travel & Entertainment M&A category.

Slide #85. Darden Restaurants, Inc. Yard House USA, Inc.

Acquirer: Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI)
Acquiree: Yard House USA, Inc.
Details: Darden Restaurants, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Yard House USA, Inc. for $585 million in an all-cash transaction from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners LLC, management and investors. This follows the agreement that was announced on July 12, 2012. The total transaction price includes approximately $30 million of cash tax benefits that are expected to be realized by Darden in fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2014.

Darden Restaurants is a restaurant company. Co. owns and operates the Olive Garden®, LongHorn Steakhouse®, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen®, Yard House®, The Capital Grille®, Seasons 52®, Bahama Breeze® and Eddie V's Prime Seafood® restaurant brands located in the U.S. and Canada. Co. also has restaurants operated by independent third parties pursuant to area development and franchise agreements. Co. has four reportable segments: Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Fine Dining (which includes The Capital Grille and Eddie V's) and Other Business (which includes Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and its franchise operations).

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