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The owner of the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and Providence Equity Partners are backing Blue Star Sports, the Frisco, Texas, producer of software solutions for youth-sports organizations. The solutions include websites and payment and registration systems. Providence Equity is the Providence, Rhode Island, private-equity investment firm.
Arlington Capital Partners, the Chevy Chase, Md., middle-market private-equity firm, closed the purchase of iRobot's Defense & Security business for as much as $45 million, including milestone payments. iRobot is the Bedford, Mass., producer of robots for home use.
An affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, the Austin, Texas, private-equity firm, sold Highline Produce, the Ontario producer and distributor of organic mushrooms for retail and food service, to Fyffes plc. Fyffes is the Dublin fruit and fresh-produce company. Terms weren't disclosed.
J.F. Lehman & Co acquired, in partnership with company managers, American Scaffold, the San Diego provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for U.S. government ships. Terms weren't disclosed.
Franklin Square Capital Partners, the Philadelphia alternative-investment manager, named Lewis Katz to the new post of chief business-development officer. Katz joins Franklin Square from Blackboard Advisors, a management consultancy he founded.

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