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The combined company will be led by GPM’s current management team, including Arko’s and GPM's Chief Executive Officer, Arie Kotler.
The investment is Silver Lake's second in a Reliance Industries subsidiary, after the firm's $1.35 billion investment in Jio Platforms earlier this year. 
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners has acquired Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Cafe LLC, a franchisor of fast casual cafes.
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Advantage Solutions Inc, a provider of outsourced sales and marketing services to consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, has agreed to merge with Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp, a blank check company.
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The PE firm has invested in 26 franchise brands in roughly over 15 years, with the latest addition being a fast-casual café business.
Kimberly-Clark has agreed to acquire Softex Indonesia for about $1.2 billion.
PLZ, which is backed by Pritzker Private Capital, has acquired Indianapolis-based Mansfield-King LLC, a contract manufacturer of specialty personal care products.
Consumer products executive Bill Pond joined RTIC as CEO, joining founders Jim and John Jacobsen. 
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Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC has joined Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Cyrela Brazil Realty in a joint venture that will develop, own and operate multifamily rental housing in São Paulo.
An investor group that includes MSD Partners LP, Durable Capital LP, Headlands Capital, Deep Field Asset Management LLC and Declaration Capital has agreed to invest $85 million in Lindblad, an expedition travel company.

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