July 24, 2012

Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice said it has exited its investment in Sally Beauty Holdings with $1.9 billion in proceeds.

July 13, 2012

Darden Restaurants announced that it has agreed to acquire Yard House USA, Inc. for $585 million in an all-cash transaction from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners LLC.

July 10, 2012

Private equity firm Brentwood Associates has acquired a majority stake in Sundance Holdings Group ("Sundance Catalog").

July 9, 2012

Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital has provided Coldwater Creek with a five-year, $65 million senior secured term loan.

July 5, 2012

Christopher & Banks Corp. said it had received a takeover offer from private equity firm Aria Partners.

June 22, 2012

Edible Arrangements announced a strategic partnership with private equity firm Catterton Partners, which includes a capital investment toward expanding the Edible Arrangements brand globally.

June 8, 2012

The Fisher family, the founders of Gap Inc. have acquired a stake in high-end riding-gear and apparel company Ariat International Inc.

June 8, 2012

Private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners has purchased Things Remembered from Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (BRS) and GB Merchant Partners for $295 million.

June 5, 2012

The Boston-based private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Party City Holdings Inc., Rockaway, N.J., in a deal valued at $2.69 billion.

May 29, 2012

Bombay & Co. Inc. has selected TD Retail Card Services, a unit of TD Bank, to create and administer its private label credit card.

May 7, 2012

Barneys New York said that it has reached an agreement with its largest lender, Perry Capital, and other lenders to significantly reduce the retailer’s debt and improve its capital structure.

April 11, 2012

Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners has acquired an 80% ownership stake in the 25-store natural food chain Earth Fare.

February 1, 2012

The Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack, has agreed to be taken private by private equity firm The Gores Group for about $791 million. The total transaction, including debt, is valued at about $1 billion.

January 30, 2012

The Talbots is in buyout talks with the private-equity firm Sycamore Partners, according to the Boston Herald.

January 11, 2012

Buyout firm The Blackstone Group and real estate investment trust DDR Corp. will buy 46 shopping centers owned by EPN Group for $1.43 billion, which includes the assumption of at least $945 million in debt.

December 20, 2011

Talbots Inc. has rejected a buyout offer from private-equity firm Sycamore Partners its biggest shareholder, saying the bid “substantially” undervalues the company.

December 5, 2011

Roundy's Supermarkets Inc., which operates 158 supermarkets under several banners in three states, expects to raise $230 million through an initial public stock offering.

November 18, 2011

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. raised about $105.6 million after pricing its initial public offering at the top of its expected range.

November 4, 2011

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. said Friday that it has secured a $490 million financing package from Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos., Mount Kellett Capital Management and investment funds managed by Goldman Sachs.

October 13, 2011

Global private equity firm Advent International announced that Thomas Ryan, former chairman and CEO of CVS Caremark Corp., has joined the firm’s Operating Partner Program.

October 11, 2011

Discounter 99 Cents Only Stores said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by a group of investors including its founding family, Ares Management and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board for $1.6 billion in cash.

September 30, 2011

Private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and CVC Capital Partners on Friday completed their $2.8 billion acquisition of BJ's Wholesale Club.

September 22, 2011

Sur La Table has been acquired by Investcorp, a global asset management firm.

September 21, 2011

BJ’s Wholesale Club reduced the size and increased the rate on $2.18 billion of loans backing its buyout by Leonard Green & Partners LLP and CVC Capital Partners, Bloomberg reported.