Private-equity bidders sweeten offer for Outback's parent

TAMPA Fla. The private-equity suitors attempting to buy Outback Steakhouse parent OSI Restaurant Partners Inc. sweetened their offer Tuesday morning to $41.15 per share, from the original $40, hoping to sway public shareholders who have held out on approving the deal. Their refusal has twice forced OSI to postpone a vote on the buyout.

Just hours prior to today's scheduled start time of OSI's special shareholder meeting, the would-be buyers Bain Capital

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