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Carlyle completes majority investment in Traxys Group

The Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of a majority interest in the Traxys Group, a metal and minerals commodity merchant, logistics and trading firm. Carlyle made the deal along with affiliates of Louis M. Bacon, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Moore Capital Management. Traxys’ management has increased its stake in the business as part of the deal. The Carlyle-led investor group bought its stake in Traxys from Pegasus Capital Advisors, Kelso & Company and Resource Capital Funds.

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Venari Resources raises additional $1.3 bln from private equity group

Deepwater oil exploration company Venari Resources has raised an additional $1.3 billion from a group of investors. Venari’s management and existing investors Warburg Pincus, Kelso & Company, Temasek and The Jordan Company were joined by new investors GIC and BlackRock Private Equity Partners. To date, Venari has raised $2.4 billion, including $1.1 billion when the company was formed in May 2012.

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CPPIB agrees to buy Wilton Re for $1.8 bln

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board said Friday that it has agreed to acquire Wilton Re for $1.8 billion. The sellers include Stone Point Capital, Kelso & Company, Vestar Capital Partners and FFL. Headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda, Wilton Re is a life insurance provider for the U.S. market.

Kelso & Company to Acquire Swank Audio Visuals

New York-based private equity firm Kelso & Company is to acquire Swank Audio Visuals. The company provides audiovisual and event technology services within the hotel, resort, meetings and conference center industries. Barclays and Macquarie Capital served as advisors to Kelso, and are arranging financing for the transaction.

Audax Sells Nivel to Kelso

Mid-market investor Audax Group has sold Nivel Holdings to Kelso & Company. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Nivel is a distributor of golf car aftermarket parts and accessories. PRESS RELEASE Audax Group announced it has completed the sale of Nivel Holdings, LLC (“Nivel”) to Kelso & Company. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Nivel is a leading value-added […]

Kelso & Company Inks Agreement to Buy Logan’s Roadhouse

National restaurant chain Logan’s Roadhouse, owned by several private equity firms including New York-based Black Canyon Capital, has a signed an agreement to be acquired by the New York PE firm Kelso & Company for an undisclosed transaction price. PRESS RELEASE: Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. (Logan’s) announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to be […]

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