BOCA RATON Fla. Sun Capital Partners Inc. said it has completed the $80 million purchase of the 73-unit Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill chain from Darden Restaurants Inc. As expected, Smokey Bones chief executive Ian Baines was retained in that post.Anthony G. Polazzi, vice president of Sun Capital Partners, said the private-equity firm’s brands include controlling interests in eight restaurant companies with 2,200 locations that generate $3.4 billion in sales. Those concerns include ...

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