Centerbridge Capital buys Rock Bottom, Gordon Biersch

Restaurant companies will form CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Inc.

Private-equity firm Centerbridge Capital Partners LP has purchased Rock Bottom Restaurants Inc., the owner of Old Chicago and Rock Bottom, as well as Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group Inc., the owner of the Gordon Biersch chain.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed on Monday. The two restaurant companies will combine to form CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Inc., but will maintain the separate restaurant chains, headquarters and management teams.

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