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January 24, 2013: 9:53 AM ET

TPG Capital has agreed to acquire both Eze Castle Software and RealTick from ConvergEx Group, a portfolio company of GTCR and BNY Mellon. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, although peHUB previously estimated an asking price of between $900 million and $1 billion. Eze Castle provides global order management and related investment technologies, while RealTick provides a multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform. The two companies will be combined into a single entity to be known as Eze Software Group. www.tpg.com

2Checkout, a Columbus, Ohio-based online payment processor for commerce companies, has raised an undisclosed amount of equity funding from Chicago Growth Partners and Trident Capital.www.2checkout.com

The Blackstone Group has formed Fisterra Energy, a new company that will identify, develop, finance, construct and operate large-scale independent power projects in markets with capacity or transmission shortfalls, with a focus in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. The effort will be led by Pedro Barriuso, former executive chairman of Element Power and former head of Iberdrola Renewables. No financial terms were disclosed. www.blackstone.com

eleni LLC, Nairobi, Kenya-based company that plans to incubate and support the formation of commodity exchanges across Africa, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Morgan Stanley and the International Finance Corp. www.eleniexchanges.com

Kidd & Co. and Centerfield Capital Partners have acquired Imaginetics Inc., an Auburn, Mich.–based maker of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry.www.imagineticsinc.com

Maritime Wine Trading Collective, a San Francisco-based boutique wine import, production and distribution company, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Bacchus Capital Managementwww.maritimewines.com

Novacap has acquired Host.net, a Boca Raton, Fla.–based provider of network infrastructure services. No financial terms were disclosed. www.novacap.ca

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Dan Primack joined Fortune.com in September 2010 to cover deals and dealmakers, from Wall Street to Sand Hill Road. Previously, Dan was an editor-at-large with Thomson Reuters, where he launched both peHUB.com and the peHUB Wire email service. In a past journalistic life, Dan ran a community paper in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He currently lives just outside of Boston.

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