By Dan Primack
July 5, 2011

Die Cuts With a View, a San Francisco-based portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has acquired Blue Moon Beads, a designer and supplier of jewelry-making products, as part of Westrim Inc.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. No financial terms were disclosed.

Paine & Partners has agreed to acquire Scanbio Marine Group, a maker of fish protein concentrate, fish meal and fish oil, from Scanbio AS. No financial terms were disclosed. Sanbio AS shareholders include Verdane Capital.

THL Partners has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Sword Insurance, a provider of software and services to the property and casualty insurance industry, from France’s Sword Group (NYSE Euronext: SWP). No financial terms were disclosed.



The Blackstone Group has acquired a majority stake in Tangerine, a British manufacturer of sugar confectionery and popcorn. No financial terms were disclosed.

The Blackstone Group is in talks to buy hospital bed maker Kinetic Concepts (NYSE: KCI) for approximately $5 billion, according to the WSJ.

Castle Harlan has acquired Norcast Wear Solutions, a Toronto-based provider of mill liners to the global mining industry, from Switzerland’s Pala Investments. The deal was valued at $190

Hart InterCivic Inc., an Austin, Texas-based provider of provider of election voting systems and related products, has raised an undisclosed amount of private equity funding from H.I.G.

The Jordan Co. has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Pro March Inc., a Cincinnati-based maker of packaging machinery solutions for the food, beverage, household goods and pharmaceutical industries. No financial terms were disclosed. The seller was Odyssey Investment

Leeds Equity Partners has acquired Barbri, a provider of bar exam test preparation services, fromThomson Reuters Corp. No financial terms were disclosed. Leeds was joined on the deal by Gera Venture Capital, Partners Group and PPM America Capital Partners.

One Equity Partners has agreed to acquire APAC Customer Services Inc. (Nasdaq: APAC), a global provider of outsourced services and solutions. The deal is valued at $470 million, or $8.55 per share (57% premium to yesterday’s closing price). One Equity would merge APAC with existing portfolio company NCO Group Inc.

SFW Capital Partners has acquired Spectro Inc., a Littleton, Mass.–based provider of instrumentation and software for machine conditioning monitoring and preventative maintenance, from QinetiQ (LSE: QQ.L). No financial terms were disclosed.

Sun Capital Partners has agreed to acquire the assets of Contessa Premium Foods Inc., a San Pedro, Calif.-based processor and distributor of premium seafood and frozen bagged convenience meals, via a bankruptcy sale.


Golden Gate Capital and Infor have completed their take-private acquisition of enterprise software makerLawson Software for approximately $2 billion, or $11.25 per Lawson share.

IK Investment Partners has agreed to acquire Savena Group, a French food ingredients maker, fromAzulis Capital and Céréa Capital. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which is expected to close within the next month.

Lake Capital Management has acquired ORC International, a UK–based global market research company, from Infogroup, an Omaha, Neb.-based portfolio company of CCMP Capital. No financial terms were disclosed.

Loxam Holdings, a France-based equipment rental company, has raised around €60 million from 3i Groupand Pragma Capital, in exchange for a minority ownership position.

Roark Capital has completed its previously-announced acquisition of a majority stake in fast-food restaurant chain Arby’s from Wendy’s/Arby’s Group (NYSE: WEN). The deal included a $130 million in cash and the assumption of $190 million in debt. Wendy’s retained an 18.5% equity stake in Arby’s. Wendy’s and Arby’s merged in 2008 as part of a $2.3 billion deal.


The Blackstone Group, Bridgepoint Capital, KKR and Permira are considering bids for  Turkish hospital chain Acibadem Saglik Hizmetleri & Ticaret AS, according to a local press report. The deal could be worth between $1.6 billion and $2 billion. Abraaj Capital holds a significant minority position.

The Carlyle Group has sold its majority stake in Newgen Knowledge Works, an Indian provider of publishing services, to a group that includes Franklin Templeton Private Equity Strategy, Aureos South Asia Fund and ePlaner Ventures. No financial terms were disclosed.

KKR, Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures have agreed to acquire domain name registrar Go Daddy Group for a reported $2.25 billion.

LightSquared, a Reston, Va.-based company that is building an open wireless broadband network, has raised $265 million in new financing. No additional information was disclosed, except that the money came from both new and existing investors. Prior press reports suggested that SK Telecom was considering an investment in LightSquared, which previously secured $2.9 billion in assets from Harbinger Capital Partners, plus $1.75 billion in additional debt and equity financing.

Universal Millennium, a portfolio company of Calvert Street Capital Partners, has acquired Wilde, a provider of direct marketing solutions that uses behavioral science methodology. No financial terms were disclosed.

TPG Capital has agreed to acquire Immucor Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD), a provider of automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood transfusion industry, for $1.997 billion, or $27 per share (30.2% premium to Friday’s closing price).

Warburg Pincus has completed its $670 million take-private acquisition of Rural/Metro Corp., a Scottsdale, Ariz.–based provider of ambulance and private fire protection services. The deal is valued at around $437 million, or $17.25 per share (37% premium over Friday’s closing price).

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