Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager, signed an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Dynacast International on behalf of its clients. The transaction, which has an overall enterprise value of $ 1.1 billion, is expected to close next month. Founded nearly 80 years ago, Charlotte, N.C.-based Dynacast is a global manufacturer of small, highly complex metal components. The company uses proprietary precision die-casting and metal injection molding (MIM) technologies to produce customized, high-volume components with complex shapes and tight tolerances. It has 23 manufacturing plants in 16 countries.