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uLocate Communications, a Framingham, Mass.
Spyder Active Sports Inc., a portfolio company of Apax Partners, has acquired Cloudveil Mountain Works Inc., a maker of technical outdoor and mountaineering apparel. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Ski and performance apparel leader Spyder Active Sports, Inc announced its acquisition of Cloudveil Mountain Works, Inc, producers of innovative technical outdoor and mountaineering […]
D.E. Shaw either has an impeccable sense of timing, or is engaged in… Well, let’s just say it has an impeccable sense of timing. The hedge fund manager yesterday reported its acquisition of a 6.6% stake in Alliance Data Systems. At the time, Alliance Data was in the midst of a legal tug-of-war with The Blackstone Group, […]
HD Supply has sold its lumber and building materials assets to ProBuild Holdings of Denver. No financial terms were disclosed. HD Supply was bought last year for $8.5 billion from Home Depot, by Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and Clayton Dubilier & Rice. ProBuild is owned by Fidelity Capital.   PRESS RELEASE   ProBuild Holdings, the nation's […]
I just got off the phone with a reporter, who wanted some comments for a piece she’s writing about the private equity market, post-credit crunch. So we talked debt availability, debt terms, deal sizes and return expectations. Then she asked the following question: “What specific areas are private equity firms most likely to invest in […]
Welocalize Inc., a Frederick, Md.
I was supposed to discuss the five buyout deals most likely to fail this morning on CNBC, but WalMart reported earnings in the middle of our conversation. Plus, Jim Cramer was the loquacious guest host, which meant we were already a bit behind schedule (but he expressed sympathy for us getting cut off, which has […]
Ceridian Corp., an HR services provider taken private last year by Thomas H. Lee Partners and Fidelity National Financial, has acquired certain assets of COLT Express Outsourcing Inc., a Walnut Creek, Calif.-based benefits administration outsourcing company. No financial terms were disclosed.   PRESS RELEASE   Ceridian, a leading provider of employee benefits services, announced today […]
Emerald Performance Materials LLC, a Cuyahoga, Ohio-based portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, has acquired CVC specialty Chemicals Inc., a Moorestown, N.J.
Jobing Inc., a Phoenix-based provider of locally-focused recruiting solutions, has acquired WorkMetro Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based operator of local employment websites in 22 urban markets. No financial terms were disclosed. Jobing is backed by Great Hill Partners and JMI Equity, while WorkMetro had raised $5 million from Bessemer Venture Partners and Jafco Ventures.   […]
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