Comedian Tracy  Morgan from the television series "30 Rock" arrives at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington in this May 1, 2010 file photo.  REUTERS/Richard Clement/Files

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Cinven to buy Labco for $1.3 bln

Cinven said Thursday it has agreed to buy Labco. The deal has an enterprise value of 1.2 billion euros (US$1.3 billion). Paris-based Labco operates medical diagnostic laboratories.


Cinven buys Northgate Public Services

Cinven has acquired Northgate Public Services. The seller was Northgate Information Solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in the UK, NPS is a provider of integrated software, outsourcing and IT services for the public sector.

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