Brazos Private Equity Partners has completed its sale of ORS Nasco Inc. to United Stationers Supply Co. (Nasdaq: USTR) for approximately $180 million in cash. ORS Nasco is a Muskogee, Okla.-based wholesale distributor of branded and private-label products and services to industrial customers. It was acquired by Brazos in December 2005.
Crown, an Australian casino company, has agreed to buy Cannery Casino Resorts LLC, which operates three casinos in Las Vegas. The deal is valued at $1.75 billion, with sellers including Oaktree Capital Management and Millennium Gaming Inc.Morningstar Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN), a provider of independent investment research, and Ipreo Holdings LLC, a provider of capital markets and investor relations solutions, have signed a definitive agreement for Morningstar to acquire the Hemscott data, media, and investor relations Web site businesses from Ipreo for $51.6 million in cash, subject to adjustments. The companies expect to complete the transaction in early January. Ipreo is majority owned by private-equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
ON Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: ONNN) has agreed to acquire AMIS Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AMIS), the parent of AMI Semiconductor, for $915 million in shares. AMIS is backed by Francisco Partners and Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners.
Tenaska Power Fund has agreed to sell the Commonwealth Chesapeake Power Station in New Church, Virginia, to Tyr Energy Inc. of Overland Park, Kansas. Tenaska purchased Commonwealth Chesapeake in 2005. The sale to Tyr Energy is expected to close in the first quarter. The purchase price was not disclosed.