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Triton Media Group, a supplier of digital products and services to the media industry, has acquired Excelsior Radio Networks, a provider of radio advertising sales and programming. No financial terms were disclosed. Triton is a portfolio company off Oaktree Capital Management, while Excelsior had been owned by Lincolnshire Management.   PRESS RELEASETriton Media Group, LLC, […]
York Label, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, has made two acquisitions: Cameo Crafts, a Canadian maker of high-end decorative labeling and packaging technologies; and Package Service Company LLC, a Kansas City-based pressure-sensitive label company. No financial terms for either deal was disclosed.   PRESS RELEASEYORK Label CEO Rich Egan announced today that YORK […]
Cloud Packaging Solutions LLC, a portfolio company of private equity firm Cameron Holdings Corp., has acquired Automated Packaging, a Winder, Ga.-based contract manufacturer and packager of high-speed liquid filling applications. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASECloud Packaging Solutions LLC (“Cloud”), a portfolio company of Cameron Holdings Corporation, is pleased to announce the acquisition of […]
Who’s to blame for Affiliated Computer Services failing to be acquired for $6.2 billion by Cerberus Capital Management and company chairman Darwin Deason? The answer depends on who you ask, and neither side is holding back its true feelings. Deason today asked five ACS independent directors to resign immediately, saying that the board’s failure to […]
Kronos Inc. has acquired Deploy Solutions Inc., a Newton, Mass.-based provider of workforce management enterprise software. No financial terms were disclosed. Chelmsford, Mass.-based Kronos was taken private earlier this year by Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity, in a $1.8 billion transaction. Deploy Solutions had raised $36 million in VC funding from backers like Stata […]
Chemtura Corp. (NYSE: CEM) has sold its optical monomers business to Acomon AG, a Switzerland-based affiliate of German private equity firm Auctus Management. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which included Chemtura's manufacturing facility in Ravenna, Italy. PRESS RELEASEIn order to place greater focus on its core businesses, Chemtura Corporation (NYSE: CEM) announced […]
Aero Systems Engineering Inc., a St. Paul, Minn.-based provider of turbine engine, wind tunnel and aerodynamic testing services, has acquired Celtech Corp., a Carlsbad, N.M.-based maker and refurbisher of mobile jet turbine and turbo prop test stands for military customers. No financial terms were disclosed. ASE is a portfolio company of Tonka Bay Equity Partners.
Zipcar has agreed to merge with fellow car sharing company Flexcar. No financial terms were disclosed. The combined company will be known as Zipcar, with Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith running the show. Zipcar has raised around $38 million in VC funding from firms like Benchmark Capital, Greylock and Globespan Capital Partners. PRESS RELEASEZipcar and Flexcar, […]
Nycomed AS, a Danish drug company, has agreed to acquire Bradley Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: BDY) for $20 per share. The total equity purchase price would be $346 million, with a close expected by Q1 2008. Nordic Capital holds a 51% stake in Nycomed, with other shareholders including DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, Blackstone Group and AlpInvest. […]
Western Express has acquired fellow truckload carrier Smithway Motor Xpress of Fort Dodge, Iowa. The deal was supported by $40 million in subordinated debt from Key Principal Partners. PRESS RELEASEKey Principal Partners (KPP), a $1 billion private equity and mezzanine firm, announced today an investment of $40 million in subordinated debt in Western Express to […]

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