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AIP sells Northwest Hardwoods to Littlejohn

Littlejohn & Co. has acquired Northwest Hardwoods from American Industrial Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Morgan Stanley advised Littlejohn on the transaction while Baker Botts and Goldman Sachs advised AIP. Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, NWH is a hardwood lumber maker and distributor.

3i mulls sale, IPO for Finnish telecom unit – Reuters

3i is considering a sale or initial public offering of its Finish telecommunication unit, Eltel Networks, in a deal that may value it about 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) including debt, Bloomberg reported, writes Reuters. Morgan Stanley and French bank BNP Paribas SA were advising on the sale, according to reports.

OMAM files for IPO

Boston-based OM Asset Management has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) are the lead underwriters. OMAM is the newly formed holding company for Old Mutual‘s US-based institutional asset management business.

PE-backed ServiceMaster rolls out IPO

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, has launched its IPO after pricing its 35.9 million shares at $17 per share. The stock began trading Thursday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “SERV.” J.P. Morgan Securities, Credit Suisse Securities, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Memphis, ServiceMaster is a provider of essential residential and commercial services.

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PE-owned restaurant chain El Pollo Loco files for IPO

El Pollo Loco, which is owned by Trimaran Capital, has filed for an IPO. The number of shares that will be sold as well as the stock’s pricing terms have yet to be set. The stock will trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “LOCO.” Jefferies, Morgan Stanley and Robert W. Baird & Co are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., El Pollo Loco is a fast food restaurant chain.

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PE-backed Adeptus Health debuts IPO

Adeptus Health, a portfolio company of Sterling Partners, has launched its IPO after pricing its 4.9 million shares at $22 per share. The stock began trading Wednesday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “ADPT.” Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs, Evercore Group and Morgan Stanley are the lead underwriters. Adeptus Health owns and operates First Choice Emergency Room, a network of independent freestanding emergency rooms.

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Merlin PE backers sell $615 mln stake – Reuters

Two of Merlin Entertainments‘ private equity backers sold 100 million shares in the British theme park owner for 366 million pounds ($615 million), writes Reuters. Plans to place the shares by CVC Capital Partners and Blackstone Group via Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley were announced after Thursday’s close.

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VC-backed MobileIron debuts IPO

MobileIron has launched its IPO after pricing its over 11 million shares at $9 per share. The stock began trading Thursday on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol MOBL. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are the lead underwriters. Based in Mountain View, Calif., MobileIron is a provider of mobile IT security and management for apps, content and devices. Its backers include Institutional Venture Partners, Foundation Capital, Norwest Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital.

PPL and Riverstone agree to launch new power producer

PPL Corp. has agreed to spin off PPL Energy Supply and merge it with RIverstone‘s generation business to form Talen Energy Corp., a new power producer. When the transaction closes, PPL Corp.’s shareholders will own 65 percent of Talen Energy while Riverstone will own 35 percent. Talen Energy will be headquartered in Pennsylvania. Also, Paul A. Farr, PPL’s executive vice president and CFO, will be the new firm’s president and CEO as well as a director. Talen Energy is expected to be listed on the NYSE. Citigroup Global Markets and Morgan Stanley provided financial advice to PPL Corp. while JPMorgan served as financial advisor to Riverstone.

Lovell Minnick announces two promotions

Private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners has promoted Jason S. Barg and Trevor C. Rich to principal. Barg first joined the firm in 2010 from Goldman Sachs while Rich joined the firm the same year from Morgan Stanley.

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