Buca, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, is a high growth operator of approximately 100 immigrant Southern Italian family-style neighborhood restaurants under the BUCA di Beppo name. The restaurants offer oversized food portions in an energetic atmosphere that parodies the d├ęcor and ambiance of Post-war Italian/American restaurants. We participated in all of Buca’s private institutional rounds of financing, commencing in 1996 when the company operated only four stores. Buca completed its initial public offering in April 1999, raising $42 million (NASDAQ: BUCA). Northwood liquidated its position through open market sales from 2000 through 2002. In 2008, Buca was acquired by Planet Hollywood.

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