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15 June 2011

Altor straightens out Orchid Orthopedic deal

Nordic private equity firm Altor Equity Partners has acquired medical device maker Orchid Orthopedic Solutions from US firm Churchill Equity.

15 June 2011

Avista picks up data centre operator DataBank

Transatlantic private equity firm Avista Capital is to acquire data centre operator DataBank Holdings from engineering, management and consultancy services company Freeman Group.

15 June 2011

Genstar springs for MW Industries

US mid-market investor Genstar Capital has acquired MW Industries, a manufacturer of specialty springs and fasteners.

14 June 2011

Gores Group completes Scoville Fasteners acquisition

US private equity firm the gores Group has completed the acquisition of Scovill fasteners, a troubled manufacturer of fastening products for the clothing industry.

14 June 2011

Express-1 raises $150m from United Brands’ Bradley Jacobs and Jacobs PE

NYSE Amex-listed third-party logistics company Express-1 Expedited Solutions is to raise up to $150m from Bradley Jacobs, the founder of United Rentals, the world’s largest equipment rental company, various minority co-investors, and his private equity firm, Jacobs Private Equity.

13 June 2011

Norwest completes $400m CVI sale

US private equity firm Norwest Equity Partners has completed the sale of photonic solutions provider CVI Melles Griot to industrial group Idex for $400m in cash.

13 June 2011

Jordan Company picks up packaging company Pro Mach from Odyssey Investment

US private equity firm Jordan Company has acquired packaging machinery solutions company Pro Mach from mid-market investor Odyssey Investment Partners.

13 June 2011

Venture-backed web radio company Pandora ups IPO range

Venture-backed internet radio company Pandora has upped the price of its US-based IPO, capitalising on strong investor demand for internet companies, and stands to raise up tp $176.1m

13 June 2011

Vector Capital acquires RAE Systems, Gerber Scientific

US technology-focused private equity firm Vector Capital is to take two US-listed companies private, sensor manufacturer RAE Systems and automated manufacturing systems provider Gerber Scientific.

13 June 2011

Greenhill & Co sells buy-out fund interest for $45m

US boutique investment bank Greenhill & Co has sold its whole stake in buy-out fund Greenhill Capital Partners II as the firm moves to divest itself of non-core assets.

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