North Castle Completes Avalon Sale

North Castle Partners has completed its previously-announced sale of portfolio company Avalon Natural Products Inc. to The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN) for $120 million.  Avalon is a provider of natural products in the areas of skin care, hair care, bath and body and sun care.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />