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Cerberus sells Silverleaf Resorts to Orange Lake Holdings

Cerberus Capital Management has sold Silverleaf Resorts Inc to Orange Lake Holdings. No financial terms were disclosed. Credit Suisse provided financial advice to Silverleaf and Cerberus on the transaction. Silverleaf Resorts is a vacation ownership company.

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Apollo agrees to buy Protection 1 and ASG Security

Apollo Global Management LLC has agreed to acquire two security monitoring companies Protection 1 and ASG Security. No financial terms were disclosed for the transaction that is expected be completed in mid-2015. Both companies will merge and operate under the Protection 1 brand. Credit Suisse, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Jefferies and RBC are providing the financing for the deal. Morgan Stanley and Raymond James are providing financial advice to Protection 1 while Goldman Sachs is doing likewise for ASG Security.

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VC-backed Shopify sets IPO pricing terms

Canada-based Shopify Inc, a commerce platform for small and medium-sized businesses, has priced its IPO of 7.7 million shares at between $12 and $14 per share. The company will list the stock on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols “SHOP” and “SH” respectively. Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets are serving as the lead underwriters. Shopify’s backers include OMERS Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Georgian Partners and Felicis Ventures.

Belgian biotech company seeks to go public in U.S.

Belgian biotech company Galapagos NV has filed for a U.S. IPO. The company plans on listing the stock on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “GLPG.” Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Cowen and Company are serving as lead underwriters for the U.S. IPO. The company currently trades its shares on the Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels under the ticker symbol “GLPG.” Galapagos’ backers include Johnson & Johnson, Van Herk Investments and The Capital Group Companies.

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peHUB First Read

First Read starts your morning with news of Credit Suisse’s CEO stepping down, Uber says it will create one million jobs for women by 2020 and pioneering tech blog Gigaom shuts down after running out of money.

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H.I.G. Capital completes The Newark Group add-on

H.I.G. Capital-backed Caraustar Industries, Inc., has completed the acquisition of The Newark Group Inc., which makes recycled paperboard, linerboard, industrial tubes, cores and other converted products. Financing for the deal was provided by Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Jefferies LLC, Wells Fargo Capital Finance and Regions Business Capital.

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Lone Star Funds to buy hotel chain Jurys Inn

Lone Star Funds has agreed to acquire hotel brand Jurys Inn for a total consideration of 680 million pounds. The sellers are Oman Investment Fund, Mount Kellett Capital Management, Ulster Bank (part of the Royal Bank of Scotland), Westmont Hospitality Group and Avestus Capital Partners. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of this year. Credit Suisse and Eastdil Secured advised both Lone Star and the sellers.

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Intervale Capital promotes three

Intervale Capital has promoted Jason Turowsky to principal, Phil Wilson to vice president and Kendal Reed to senior associate. The three are involved in deal sourcing, execution and portfolio company oversight. Turowsky joined Intervale in 2013 as a vice president from Falconhead Capital. Wilson joined in 2011 from Credit Suisse’s Global Industrials and Financial Institutions Group. Reed joined in 2012 from Piper Jaffray’s Clean Technology & Industrials Group.

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American Securities-backed MPG rolls out IPO

Metaldyne Performance Group, which is owned by American Securities, has raised $150 million for its IPO after pricing its 10 million shares at $15 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “MPG.” BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank Securities, Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) and RBC Capital Markets are the lead underwriters. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, MPG is a provider of powertrain components.

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