PE-backed Accela adds Karsan to board

San Ramon, California-based Accela, a provider of civic engagement solutions for governments, has appointed Rudy Karsan to its board of directors. Karsan is the founder of Kenexa and Karlani Capital. Accela’s backers include Bregal Sagemount, ABRY Partners, Landmark Partners, J.P. Morgan Private Equity and the aforementioned Karlani Capital.

ABRY to exit e-shelter

NTT will buy nearly 87 percent of e-shelter from ABRY Partners and Investa Holdings GmbH. Financial terms weren’t announced. Investa will retain a significant holding. Frankfurt, Germany-based e-shelter designs and runs data centers in that country.

TierPoint completes Xand acquisition from ABRY Partners

TierPoint has closed its previously announced buy of Xand from ABRY Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. DH Capital was financial advisor to ABRY and Xand while RBC Capital Markets and Credit Suisse will provide debt financing for the transaction. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Xand provides colocation, cloud, disaster recovery and managed services with six data centers in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

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ABRY buys majority stake in KORE

ABRY has acquired a majority stake in KORE, a provider of managed M2M communication services. Also, KORE has acquired Raco, a provider of wireless data solutions to M2M sector. No financial were disclosed for either transaction.

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ABRY’s Confie Seguros buys three insurance firms

Confie Seguros, a portfolio company of ABRY Partners, has made three acquisitions. The company has acquired The Insurance Market Agency in Tonawanda, NY and Action Auto Insurance Agency in Cheektowaga, NY. Both agencies provider a variety of insurance products, which include auto, homeowners and small commercial. Also, Confie Seguros has bought Ontario, Calif.-based Fast Quote Insurance, which specializes in auto insurance. No financial terms were disclosed for any of these transactions.

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ABRY Partners to sell Xand to TierPoint

TierPoint has agreed to buy Xand from ABRY Partners. Financial terms weren’t announced. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is also investing. Xand provides colocation, cloud, disaster recovery, and managed services with six data centers in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. RBC Capital Markets and Credit Suisse are providing debt financing. DH Capital provided financial advice to ABRY/Xand.

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ABRY-backed Confie Seguros buy three insurance brokers

Confie Seguros, a portfolio company of ABRY Partners, has bought three insurance brokerage firms. They are Lockport, NY-based AA Insurance Services, which specializes in auto and homeowners insurance; Monroe, NY-based Parietti & McGuire Insurance, which provides auto, home and small commercial insurance; and Bellingham, Wash.-based Insurance Now, which specializes in auto insurance. No financial terms were disclosed for any of these transactions.

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Onex completes York acquisition

Onex has closed its buy of York Risk Services Group for $1.325 billion. The seller was ABRY Partners. Based in Parsippany, NJ, York is a provider of risk management, claims management and managed care solutions.

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ABRY-backed Confie Seguros buys three insurance brokerages

Confie Seguros, a portfolio company of ABRY Partners, has acquired three insurance brokerage firms. They are Lockport, New York-based Bower Insurance, Round Rock, Texas-based Guess Insurance Services and Charleston, SC-based Alliance Insurance Agency. No financial terms were disclosed.

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