Private equity deals

November 22, 2011, 8:38 PM UTC

Baird Capital Partners has acquired Digi-Star Holdings Inc., a Fort Atkinson, Texas–based maker of manufacturer of agriculture scales and weighing equipment. No pricing terms were disclosed. Senior financing was provided by The PrivateBank and U.S. Bank National Association, while Fifth Street Finance provided mezzanine financing.

Birch Hill Equity Partners
 has agreed to acquire Distinction Group Inc. (TSX: GD), a Canadian facility services company, for C$4.50 per share. The total deal is valued at approximately C$153 million, with company management retaining a 24% ownership position. www.gdiservices.ca

Brockway Moran & Partners
 has acquired Crisis Prevention Institute Inc. from The Riverside Companyfor an undisclosed amount. CPI is a Milwaukee–based provider of crisis prevention, nonviolent physical intervention and dementia care training for education, healthcare and corporate customers. Harris Williams & Co. managed the process. www.crisisprevention.com

Eos Partners
 has invested an undisclosed amount in BeavEx Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of local route-based, same day transportation and logistics services. www.beavex.com

Odyssey Investment Partners has acquired TNT Crane & Rigging from MML Capital Partners for an undisclosed amount. TNT is a mobile crane rental company serving the Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma markets. www.odysseyinvestment.com

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