ABN Amro Grabs Fridays

ABN Amro Capital and Carlson Restaurants Worldwide have partnered to acquire 45 T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants in the < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />UK from Whitbread PLC. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which will result in ABN Amro holding a 60% stake and Carlson holding the remaining 40 percent. www.capital.abnamro.com