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February 4, 2013: 10:19 AM ET

Apax Partners has completed its previously-announced $570 million acquisition of the Cole Haanhandbag and shoe brand from Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE). www.apax.com

The Blackstone Group has acquired a control stake in two Maldives-based seaplane operators:Maldivian Air Taxi "MAT" and Trans Maldivian Airways "TMA." No financial terms were disclosed.www.blackstone.com

The Carlyle Group has completed its previously-announced acquisition of DuPont's (NYSE: DD) vehicle and industrial coatings business for $4.9 billion. The unit has been renamed Axalta Coating Systems.www.carlyle.com

Logicore, a European logistics platform sponsored by The Blackstone Group, has acquired two portfolios of Polish logistics assets totaling 402 million meters of space from Panattoni Europe. No financial terms were disclosed. www.blackstone.com

Motion and Flow Control Products Inc., a -based portfolio company of Colville Capital, has acquired the assets of Hydraulic Energy Products Inc., a provider of hydraulic repair services in Colorado.www.mfcpinc.com

Pelican Auto Finance LLC, a deep sub-prime auto lender focused on the Mid-Atlantic region and Texas, has secured up to a $50 million equity commitment from Flexpoint Fordwww.pelicanaf.com

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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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