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Kinderhook buys CSDVRS

Kinderhook Industries said Tuesday it has acquired CSDVRS LLC from M/C Partners, Providence Equity Partners and Communication Service for the Deaf. Financial terms weren’t announced. Clearwater, Florida-based CSDVRS provides VRS services that enable deaf and hard of hearing individuals to communicate with hearing people. GE Capital provided financing for the deal.

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Costa joins Benefit Street Partners

Ray Costa has joined Benefit Street Partners, the credit investment arm of Providence Equity Partners, as an MD. Costa was previously an MD and Co-Head of Deutsche Bank Securities credit trading in North America.

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PE-backed Blackboard to acquire Schoolwires

Blackboard, which is backed by Providence Equity Partners, has agreed to buy Schoolwires, an educational website for K-12 schools and districts. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal is slated to close later this year.

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Creditors may seize control of Altegrity-NY Post

Oaktree Capital Management and other lenders are close to striking a deal with Providence Equity Partners to take control of the security company that vetted former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, the New York Post reported.

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HGGC acquires majority stake in SSI

HGGC has completed its previously announced acquisition of a majority stake in Survey Sampling International. No financial terms were disclosed. As a result of the transaction, Providence Equity Partners and Sterling Investment Partners, SSI’s joint owners, will retain minority stakes in the business. Based in Shelton, Conn., SSI is a provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business research.

PE-backed Q9 Networks appoints new president and CEO

Toronto-based Q9 Networks, a provider of outsourced data center infrastructure, has hired Karen Sheriff as president and CEO. The appointment becomes effective January 5, 2015. Sheriff is the former president and CEO of Bell Aliant. Q9 Networks is owned by an investor group that includes Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Providence Equity Partners and Madison Dearborn Partners.

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HGGC to invest in SSI

HGGC has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Survey Sampling International. No financial terms were disclosed. As a result of the transaction, Providence Equity Partners and Sterling Investment Partners, SSI’s joint owners, will retain minority stakes in the business. Also, Rich Lawson, CEO and managing partner of HGGC, has been named chairman of SSI’s board while Steve Young, managing partner of HGGC will also join the board. Based in Shelton, Conn., SSI is a provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business research.

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Providence to buy stake in RentPath from TPG

Providence Equity Partners has agreed to acquire a stake in RentPath from owner TPG. No financial terms were disclosed. According to terms of the deal, Providence and TPG will own equal shares of RentPath. Moelis was lead financial advisor with support from BofA Merrill Lynch. Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, RentPath is a search company for apartment and home renters.

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PCDHC buys VitalSmarts

Providence Equity Partners’ affiliate Providence Corporate Development Holding Company has acquired VitalSmarts. No financial terms were disclosed. Deloitte Corporate Finance served as financial advisor to VitalSmarts on the transaction. Based in Provo, Utah, VitalSmarts is a provider of corporate training and leadership development solutions.

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Astorg Partners invests in M7

Astorg Partners is planning on acquiring a majority stake in CDS Topco from an investor group led by Providence Equity Partners. No financial terms were disclosed, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year. Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas advised Providence on the transaction while Emendo Capital advised Astorg. As a result of the deal. Providence and Airbridge Investments B.V will retain “significant’ minority stakes in CDS, which operates under the name M7. Headquartered in Luxembourg, M7 is a provider of DTH satellite services.

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Arsenal Capital Partners expands team with new hire

New York-based private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has hired Grace Rhee Kim as a principal in investor relations. Previously, Kim worked at Providence Equity Partners where she was a principal of business development.

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Helios Towers Africa snags $630 mln

Helios Towers Africa has received $630 million in funding. The investors include Quantum Strategic Partners, Helios Investment Partners, Albright Capital Management, RIT Capital Partners, the International Finance Corp., Providence Equity Partners and IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund. HTA is a telecommunications towers firm in Africa.

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Providence buys stake in Indian home shopping business

Providence Equity Partners has acquired a 50 percent stake in STAR CJ Network India Pvt. Ltd., a home shopping joint venture with Korea’s CJ O Shopping Co. Ltd. The stake was sold by Star HS Ltd., an affiliate of STAR India, a media and entertainment conglomerate. Financial details were not disclosed.

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