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September 13, 2011

Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, has announced the acquisition of Harris Research Inc. (HRI) from Home Depot. 

Based in Logan, Utah, HRI is a leading franchisor of in-home consumer services in the United States and internationally. The company’s Chem-Dry brand is a provider of carpet and upholstery cleaning services with approximately 4,000 franchises worldwide. Chem-Dry will continue its lead generation program with Home Depot, according to the announcement.

April 13, 2011

TimberWest Forest Corp., Western Canada's largest private timber and land management company, has entered into a purchase agreement with two Canadian pension funds, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board.

TimberWest Forest Corp., Western Canada's largest private timber and land management company, has entered into a purchase agreement with two Canadian pension funds, British Columbia Investment Management Corp. and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board. The purchase price is C$1.03 billion in cash, including assumed debt.

Headquartered in Vancouver, TimberWest owns approximately 808,000 acres of private land and is in the business of selling timber products and real estate. It is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TWF.UN." 

February 1, 2011

RONA, one of Canada’s largest chain of home improvement retail outlets, has announced that it will launch an offering of rate reset preferred in partnership with a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc. and BMO Capital Markets, who are acting as joint book runners.