By Dan Primack
December 7, 2011

Sycamore Partners has offered to acquire struggling women’s retailer Talbots (NYSE: TLB) for $212 million. The $3 per share offer represents a 92% premium to yesterday’s closing price for Talbots, in which Sycamore already holds nearly a 10% stake. www.talbots.com

Healthpoint Capital has acquired Blue Belt Technologies Inc., a Pittsburgh–based developer of “smart” surgical instruments for use initially in orthopedic procedures. No financial terms were disclosed.www.bluebelttech.com

The Jordan Company
 has completed its acquisition of Heritage Food Service Equipment Inc., a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based distributor of replacement parts for commercial kitchen equipment manufacturers in North America. No financial terms were disclosed. www.hfse.com

Spinrite, a Canadian portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners, has acquired the Caron yarn spinning business of National Spinning Co. for an undisclosed amount. Brookwood Associates managed the process.

T&H Global Holdings, a provider of insurance claims services that is owned by Flexpoint Ford, has acquiredCramer, Johnson, Wiggins & Associates Inc., a provider of loss adjusting and third party administration services to the global property and casualty insurance market. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which was done via T&H’s VeriClaim subsidiary. www.vericlaiminc.com

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