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Abraaj Capital has led an acquisition of the oilfield services business of TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (NYSE: TAT), in partnership with a vehicle affiliated with company chairman and CEO N. Malone Mitchell. The deal is valued at $164 million, including $152.5 million in cash and an $11.5 million interest-bearing note. TransAtlantic is an oil and gas company focused on Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.