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February 12, 2013: 9:55 AM ET

Gulf Capital has acquired a 51% stake in Dubai-based OCB Oilfield Services. No financial terms were disclosed. www.gulfcp.com.br

Republic, a British fashion retailer owned by TPG Capital, reportedly has hired Ernst & Young to manage an administration process after a sharp sales downturn. TPG paid £300 million to acquire Republic back in 2010. www.republic.co.uk

Milacron LLC, a Cincinnati-based provider of plastics processing technologies and metalworking fluids, has agreed to acquire Mold-Masters, an Ontario-based hot-runner manufacturer, for $975 million. Milacron was acquired last year by CCMP Capital Partners, while Mold-Masters was backed by 3i Group. www.milacron.com

Six Month Smiles, a Scottsville, N.Y.-based provider of orthodontic braces and tooth-colored wires, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from Huron Capital Partners and Exium Partners. www.6monthsmiles.com

Go Daddy, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based provider of domain name registration and Web site hosting services, has acquired M.dot, a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of software to help businesses and individuals be accessible and discoverable on mobile devices. No financial terms were disclosed, although TechCrunch estimates a price of around $15 million. Go Daddy is sponsored by KKR, Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures. M.dot had raised seed funding from Floodgate Fund, Archimedes Labs, SV Angel and individual investors. www.godaddy.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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