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Nu Visions Manufacturing Inc., a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, has acquire Veritek Manufacturing Services Inc., a San Marcos, Calif.-based provider of electronic manufacturing services to medical, defense, gaming and industrial customers. No financial terms were disclosed. www.nvems.com
TriMark USA Inc., a South Attleboro, Ma.
Aepona of Ireland has merged with Sweden-based Appium, in order to create a singer vendor for the telecom service layer. No financial terms were disclosed. Aepona has raised nearly $50 million in VC funding from firms like Amadeus Capital Partners, Invest Northern Ireland, Polaris Venture Partners and Trinity Venture Capital. Appium has raised over $10 […]
Caritor Inc., a San Ramon, Calif.-based IT services provider, has completed its $14.30 per share buyout of outsourcing company Keane Inc. (NYSE: KEA). The total deal was valued at approximately $854 million, with Caritor receiving equity financing from existing shareholder Citigroup Venture Capital International and leveraged financing from Citigroup Global Markets, UBS Securities and Bank […]
Huron Capital Partners announced that three of its portfolio companies have made add-on acquisitions. Quest Specialty Chemicals expanded its construction coatings unit with the acquisition of UC Holdings. Tectrans expanded its ground transportation business into the Northern California market, with the acquisition of Mobility Solutions. Finally, prefabricated residential staircase maker Southern Staircase acquired Stair Parts […]
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) – Singapore-based contract electronics manufacturer Flextronics International Ltd. said Monday it is purchasing contract electronics maker Solectron Corp. in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $3.6 billion. Solectron shareholders will be able to convert each of their shares into either 0.3450 shares of Flextronics shares or $3.89 per share in cash. The terms […]
Tragus, an Italian restaurant operator owned by The Blackstone Group, has agreed to acquire the Strada pizza chain from Richard Caring. The deal is valued at Gbp140 million, and includes 55 restaurants.
Luvata, a European supplier of fabricated metal solutions and components to the manufacturing and construction industries, has agreed to acquire ECO SpA, a manufacturer of heat-transfer coils and coolers. No financial terms were disclosed. Luvata is a portfolio company of Nordic Capital, while ECO is being sold by Compass Partners and represented by Robert W. […]
LaNetro Zed, a Madrid, Spain-based provider of mobile content and services, is preparing a Euro 800 million bid for Bellevue, Wash-based online and mobile search company InfoSpace Inc. (Nasdaq: INSP), according to Spanish newspaper Negocio. LaNetro received an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Veronis Suhler Stevenson earlier this year. www.lanetrozed.com www.infospace.com
Halyard Education Partners, a platform portfolio company of Halyard Capital, has acquired WorldClass Strategy, a Seattle-based provider of performance-based interactive marketing services to the higher education industry. No financial terms were disclosed. This is HEP's second acquisition in less than a month, as it recently added GoalQuest. www.halyardeducationpartners.com www.worldclassstrategy.com
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