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PE-backed SevOne buys RapidEngines

SevOne, which is backed by Bain Capital, has acquired RapidEngines. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction, which was completed on March 27, 2014. Based in Minneapolis, RapidEngines is a provider of log analytics solutions for IT enterprises, service providers and application developers.

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Ares Management takes controlling stake through debt of Bain-backed Guitar Center

Guitar Center, a retailer of musical instruments and recording equipment, has completed a transaction that has reduced its total debt by about $500 million and annual cash interest expense by more than $70 million. As part of the deal, Ares Management has exchanged a portion of its holdings of the company’s debt into preferred stock and taken a controlling interest in Guitar Center. Bain Capital, which acquired Guitar Center in 2007 in a deal valued at $2.1 billion, will retain partial ownership along with board representation.

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Advent, Bain and ATP buy Nets for $3.1 bln – Reuters

Private equity firms Advent International and Bain Capital, along with Danish pension fund ATP, are to buy payment services company Nets Holding from a group of Nordic banks for 17 billion Danish crowns ($3.14 billion), writes Reuters. Nets is was owned by a group of 186 banks.

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Catch up on the latest private equity news headlines after the weekend including coverage of management fees, fundraising and Asian private equity and a mega deal for Advent, Bain and ATP from some Nordic banks.

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