Apollo to Acquire Smart & Final

Apollo Management has agreed to acquire Smart & Final Inc. (NYSE: SMF) for $22 per share. The total deal is valued at approximately $813 million. Smart & Final is a Los Angeles-based operator of non-membership warehouse stores for food and foodservice supplies. It was advised on the transaction by Goldman Sachs. www.smartandfinal.com< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />