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January 18, 2005

Platinum Equity Acquires Universal Group Direct and Dial Business Units from Vivendi Universal

Businesses in France and the United Kingdom are Europe’s Largest Club-Based Marketers of DVD, CD and Video Game Entertainment   LOS ANGELES (Jan. 17, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has acquired Universal Group Direct and DIAL – Europe’s largest club-based marketers of DVD, CD and video game entertainment – from Vivendi Universal.   ... Read more

Businesses in France and the United Kingdom are Europe’s Largest Club-Based Marketers of DVD, CD and Video ... Read more

Businesses in France and the United Kingdom are Europe’s Largest Club-Base. Read more

March 21, 2005

Global Crossing Announces Sale of Small Business Group to Platinum Equity's Matrix Telecom

Florham Park, NJ -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement to sell its small business group (SBG) to Matrix Telecom®, a Platinum Equity company. Under the agreement, Global Crossing will receive $40.5 million in gross cash proceeds for SBG. In addition, Global Crossing and Matrix have entered into a long term carrier services agreement under which Global Crossing will offer its full suite of ... Read more

Florham Park, NJ -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement to sell its small business group (SBG... Read more

Florham Park, NJ -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement to s. Read more

July 21, 2005

Platinum Equity Acquires American Racing Equipment Inc.

Premier Manufacturer Of High Performance Automotive Wheels Is Envisioned As Platform for Additional AcquisitionsBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (July 21, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has acquired American Racing Equipment Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance automotive wheels to aftermarket customers in North America, from Noranda Aluminum Inc.Based in Southern California with a heritage dating back 50 years, American Racin... Read more

Premier Manufacturer Of High Performance Automotive Wheels Is Envisioned As Platform for Additional AcquisitionsBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (July 21, 2005) ... Read more

Premier Manufacturer Of High Performance Automotive Wheels Is Envisioned As Platform for Additional AcquisitionsBEVER. Read more

July 27, 2005

Platinum Equity Signs Agreement to Acquire Supply Chain Business from LESCO Inc.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (July 27, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the supply chain and distribution assets of LESCO Inc. (NASDAQ: LSCO), a leading provider of products and supplies to the professional turf care industry.The assets being acquired include four blending facilities and a majority of the company’s warehouse and distribution centers, along with consuma... Read more

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (July 27, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of t... Read more

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (July 27, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement . Read more

August 15, 2005

Platinum Equity to Acquire USRobotics®

Acquisition Will Strengthen Leading Network Connectivity Provider; Positions Company on a Platform for Growth Through Additional AcquisitionsLOS ANGELES and CHICAGO (August 15, 2005) – Platinum Equity will acquire USRobotics in an all-cash transaction that will both strengthen the pioneering Internet connectivity and networking product provider and position it for future growth, the two companies announced today.“USRobotics has a stellar repu... Read more

Acquisition Will Strengthen Leading Network Connectivity Provider; Positions Company on a Platform for Growth Through Additional AcquisitionsLOS ANGEL... Read more

Acquisition Will Strengthen Leading Network Connectivity Provider; Positions Company on a Platform for Growth Through. Read more

September 20, 2005

Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition of USRobotics®

LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has completed the acquisition of pioneering network and Internet connectivity provider USRobotics. The transaction was announced on Aug. 15.With an installed base of more than 100 million products in more than 80 countries worldwide, USRobotics is one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of broadband and analog modems, and wired and wireless networking sol... Read more

LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has completed the acquisition of pioneering network and Internet connecti... Read more

LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has completed the acquisition of pioneer. Read more

October 17, 2005

Platinum Equity Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell ACR Logistics to Kuehne + Nagel International

Operational Performance and Enterprise Value Grew Dramatically Under Platinum OwnershipLOS ANGELES (October 17, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has agreed to sell portfolio company ACR Logistics to Kuehne + Nagel International AG, one of world’s largest logistics companies.The agreement values ACR Logistics at nearly €500 million euros. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to be completed in ... Read more

Operational Performance and Enterprise Value Grew Dramatically Under Platinum OwnershipLOS ANGELES (October 17, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced to... Read more

Operational Performance and Enterprise Value Grew Dramatically Under Platinum OwnershipLOS ANGELES (October 17, 2005). Read more

October 24, 2005

Platinum Equity Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire ESM Group Inc. from Degussa AG

Company Provides Products and Services to the Steel Industry; Agreement is Platinum’s Third Transaction Announcement in the Past Week LOS ANGELES (October 24, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ESM Group Inc., a leading provider of products and services to the steel industry headquartered in Amherst, N.Y. The seller is Degussa AG, the global market leader in specialty chemicals based i... Read more

Company Provides Products and Services to the Steel Industry; Agreement is Platinum’s Third Transaction Announcement in the Past Week LOS ANGELES (O... Read more

Company Provides Products and Services to the Steel Industry; Agreement is Platinum’s Third Transaction Announcemen. Read more

November 21, 2005

Merry X-Ray Acquires SourceOne Healthcare Technologies

LOS ANGELES (November 21, 2005) – Merry X-Ray Corporation, a nationwide leader in medical imaging technology and service, has acquired SourceOne Healthcare Technologies from Platinum Equity, the companies announced today. Financial terms were not disclosed.Merry X-Ray executives said the acquisition of SourceOne would expand their reach as one of the leading providers of radiology imaging solutions to hospitals and health care centers across No... Read more

LOS ANGELES (November 21, 2005) – Merry X-Ray Corporation, a nationwide leader in medical imaging technology and service, has acquired SourceOne Hea... Read more

LOS ANGELES (November 21, 2005) – Merry X-Ray Corporation, a nationwide leader in medical imaging technology and se. Read more

December 21, 2005

Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition of ESM Group

Degussa AG Divests Provider of Products and Services to the Steel IndustryLOS ANGELES (December 21, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it has completed the acquisition of ESM Group Inc., a leading provider of products and services to the steel industry headquartered in Amherst, N.Y.The seller is Degussa AG, a global specialty chemicals manufacturer based in Germany. ESM Group was part of the metallurgy business that Degussa designated... Read more

Degussa AG Divests Provider of Products and Services to the Steel IndustryLOS ANGELES (December 21, 2005) – Platinum Equity announced today that it ... Read more

Degussa AG Divests Provider of Products and Services to the Steel IndustryLOS ANGELES (December 21, 2005) – Platinu. Read more