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NY Private Equity Firm Buying DS Waters

DS Waters of America Inc., an Atlanta-based provider of bottled drinking water under the Crystal Springs and other brands, said Wednesday that it will be acquired by an affiliate of Crestview Partners, a New York private equity firm. Financial terms were not disclosed but DS Waters, which also produces brewed beverages and supplies water filtration systems, will be acquired from a group of equity owners via a merger, the company said. It will remain based in Atlanta when the deal closes, which is expected within three months. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)