Business Briefs for the week of November 7, 2005

Murray Feiss, Sea Gull Lighting, FCI-Burndy, Advent Solar

  • A merger between Bronx, N.Y.-based Murray Feiss Imports and Riverside, N.J.-based Sea Gull Lighting Products was recently completed. The two firms will begin operating under the newly created holding company, Quality Home Brands Holdings LLC.
  • Connector and interconnect systems manufacturer FCI-Burndy Products was recently acquired from French energy group Areva by Bain Capital, a private investment firm. FCI currently operates in the communications, data, consumer, industrial, automotive, and electrical power interconnect markets in 30 countries.
  • Advent Solar, Albuquerque, N.M., has secured $30 million in Series C funding. The manufacturer of solar cells and modules plans to use the financing to build a 25MW solar cell plant located in Mesa del Sol, a 12,000-acre development and solar cluster in Albuquerque.
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