Private equity deals

February 12, 2013, 7:55 PM UTC

Gulf Capital has acquired a 51% stake in Dubai-based OCB Oilfield Services. No financial terms were disclosed.

Republic, a British fashion retailer owned by TPG Capital, reportedly has hired Ernst & Young to manage an administration process after a sharp sales downturn. TPG paid £300 million to acquire Republic back in 2010.

Milacron LLC, a Cincinnati-based provider of plastics processing technologies and metalworking fluids, has agreed to acquire Mold-Masters, an Ontario-based hot-runner manufacturer, for $975 million. Milacron was acquired last year by CCMP Capital Partners, while Mold-Masters was backed by 3i Group.

Six Month Smiles, a Scottsville, N.Y.-based provider of orthodontic braces and tooth-colored wires, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Huron Capital Partners and Exium Partners.

Go Daddy, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based provider of domain name registration and Web site hosting services, has acquired, a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of software to help businesses and individuals be accessible and discoverable on mobile devices. No financial terms were disclosed, although TechCrunch estimates a price of around $15 million. Go Daddy is sponsored by KKR, Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures. had raised seed funding from Floodgate Fund, Archimedes Labs, SV Angel and individual investors.

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