Private equity deals

October 11, 2013, 7:03 PM UTC

Apax Partners has completed its previously-announced $1.1 billion, or $42 per share, take-private acquisition of specialty apparel retailer Rue21. Apax previously owned Rue21 before taking it public in 2009, and still retained nearly a 30% equity position. www.rue21

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Dexus Property Group (ASX: DXS)  have offered to acquire Commonwealth Property Office Fund, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (ASX: CBA) office trust, for A$2.7 billion.

Capvis and Partners Group are partnering on a bid for VAT Vacuum Valves, a Swiss maker of vacuum valves, according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at around $880 million, with MKS Instruments (Nasdaq: MKSI) also remaining in the auction process.

Crestview Partners has acquired Stackpole International Powder Metal and affiliated companies from The Sterling Group and Current Capital for $512 million. Stackpole is an Ontario-based maker of powertrain systems and components for automotive OEMs.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has agreed to invest around $150 million for nearly a 30% stake in Indian drugmaker Gland Pharma Ltd., according to Reuters.

LongVue Capital Partners has acquired Ascent Aviation Services Corp., a Tucson, Ariz.-based provider of commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, from Victory Park Capital. No financial terms were disclosed.

Investment Metrics LLC, a Darien, Conn.–based provider of investment performance analytics and reporting solutions for institutional investors and advisors, has acquired InterSec Research, a Stamford, Conn.–based provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms, from Commerce Holdings LLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Investment Metrics is a portfolio company of Capital Resource Partners.

Riverstone Holdings has committed to invest up to $300 million into Carrier Energy Partners, a Sugar Land, Texas-based upstream oil and gas company focused on both unconventional and conventional reservoirs in North

Russian Direct Investment Fund and Deutsche Bank are leading a $237 million investment intoRostelecom, a Russian state-owned telecom group.

Wafra Partners and Thurston Group have invested an undisclosed amount to form Smiles Services, a Longview, Wash.-based dental services organization.

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