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Mycroft Talisen Inc., a St. Louis-based provider of identity and access management solutions, has raised $10 million from Petra Capital Partners and Ticonderoga Capital. The funds were used to for working capital, and to support the recent merger of Talisen Technologies and Mycroft Inc. www.mycrofttalisen.com
Veyance Technologies Inc., the former Engineered Products division of Goodyear Tire & Rubber, has expanded its conveyor belt operations by acquiring the assets of the former Industrial Specialty Fabrics of Hogansville, Georgia. No financial terms were disclosed. Veyance was acquired last week by The Carlyle Group for $1.475 billion. www.carlyle.com www.veyance.com
InfuScience Inc., a Gurnee, Ill.
Pegasus Capital Advisors has sold packaging company Salerno Plastics Corp. to a five-partner management group, which is backed by the Solidarity Fund QFL and Capital r
Lenovo Group Ltd. is in talks to acquire Dutch PC maker Packard Bell, which is valued at approximately $800 million. Lenovo is the world's third-largest PC maker, following its 2005 acquisition of IBM's ThinkPad unit. That deal was partially financed by a $350 million private equity infusion from TPG and General Atlantic. www.lenovo.com www.packardbell.com
Advion BioSciences Inc., an Ithaca, N.Y.-based developer of microfluidics technology, has acquired NanoTek LLC, a Walland, Tenn.
Veridiam Inc., a San Diego-based metal components manufacturer, has acquired Allied Swiss Screw Inc., an Oceanside, Calif.-based maker of custom-fabricated ultra-precision machined products. No financial terms were disclosed. Veridiam is a portfolio company of WHI Capital Partners. www.veridiam.com
Hub International Ltd., a Chicago-based insurance brokerage, has acquired certain assets of Roslyn Heights, N.Y.-based brokerage Jacobs & Jacobs Inc. Hub also announced that it has acquired the stock of Templeton Southwest Insurance Agency and Templeton Southwest of Houston Insurance Agency Inc. — Texan insurance brokers specializing in commercial trucking insurance services. No financial terms […]
Please say a prayer for the future of American journalism. No, not because Rupert Murdoch has agreed to buy Dow Jones – but because “the world’s only reliable newspaper” is closing its doors after nearly 30 years of service. That paper, of course, is World Weekly News – which has scooped the MSM on such […]
Conner Steel Products Inc., a San Angelo, Texas-based manufacturer of above-ground storage tanks for the oil and gas industry, has acquired Aggregate Plant Products Co., a San Antonio-based provider of material handling equipment for the oil and gas well fracturing services business. Conner Steel is a portfolio company of Empeiria Capital. Terms were not disclosed.
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