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Sondex, the manufacturer of logging tools for the oil and gas sector, has sold a majority stake in the company to NatWest Equity Partners in a £10m deal.
NatWest Equity Partners has sold Zincocelere, the Italian manufacturer of printed circuit boards, to Viasystems of Italy for over £60m.
NatWest has sold County NatWest Australia, the equities and corporate finance operation, to Salomon Smith Barney of the US for £52m.
NatWest Markets is selling its Asian equities and corporate finance business to a joint venture of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Hong Kong's Bank of East Asia for about £10m, as part of a strategy to withdraw from equities.
NatWest has sold most of the equities operations of NatWest Markets for £179m in a deal with Bankers Trust and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, and the remaining operations will be closed.
NatWest Equity Partners has acquired Artform, the point-of-sale display company, for £38m.
NatWest Group has sold NatWest Sellier Patrimoine and NatWest Sellier Gestion, the French investment management businesses, to Banque Bruxelles Lambert France for undisclosed terms.
NatWest Ventures is leading a syndicate of venture capitalists that is buying the Pubmaster chain of 1,680 pubs from Brent Walker for £171m.
NatWest Securities Japan is to acquire Citicorp International Securities' Japanese trading operations, for undisclosed terms.
NatWest Markets has acquired Hambro Magan, the merchant banking operation, for undisclosed terms.
NatWest Markets is buying Gleacher & Co, the New York mergers and acquisitions boutique, for £85.4m.
NatWest Ventures is buying Capital Prive, its French partner, to form NatWest Ventures France.