Private equity deals

Oct 04, 2012

Kayne Anderson Energy Funds has committed up to $100 million in equity to form Cantera Energy LLC, which will acquire and developer oil and natural gas properties in the onshore Gulf Coast region. The Woodlands, Texas-based company will be led by former El Paso executives John Kelly and Nico Garza.www.canteraenergy.com

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia has offered to acquire Feihe International Inc. (NYSE: ADY), a producer of infant formula in China, for $146 million, or $7.40 per share. The offer is being made in partnership with Feihe chairman and CEO You-Bin Leng. www.ady.feihe.com

Olympus Partners has acquired Waddington North America Inc., a Covington, Ky.–based maker of rigid plastic foodservice disposables, from Norwest Equity Partners and Seven Mile Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. www.wna.biz

Rock Hill Capital Group has acquired a majority stake in Big Lake Services, a provider of oilfield services in the Permian Basin. No financial terms were disclosed. www.rockhillcap.com

US Joiner
, a Crozet, Va.-based provider of marine joiner and furniture solutions for U.S. government and commercial customers, has acquired Infinity Offshore Marine LLC, a Houston-based provider of marine joiner solutions to the offshore oil and gas market. No financial terms were disclosed. US Joiner is a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Cowww.jflpartners.com

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